Have you noticed how little attention violent crime has received in national political campaigns?
Presidential candidates seem to only give attention to one very specific type of violent crime: terrorism. However, more people in the United States die from regular old murder than from terrorist attacks.
If these politicians truly want to protect us, then they also need to protect us from domestic murder, rape, assault, vandalism, and theft.
Personally, I think we can only put a stop to violence and victimization by doing it ourselves. The government will not solve this problem. Politicians talk about headline stories to get elected, but they never bother to actually solve the problems that plague the general population on a day-to-day basis.
Nonetheless, you can consider writing your representatives to tell them that you want them to spend more time working on reducing violent crime. Do not rely on them, but encourage them to address these issues.
What do you think?