In our lives we have mulitiple literacy events that teach us something important and help us acquire traits and skills that we can carry forward with in life. One major one that i have experienced is when I first started running. It may sound funny when you hear running, but it taught me a valuable tool that is needed in literature. In running, you get out of it what you put into it and if you cheat, you are only cheating yourself. I have ran for 5 years now and that has a correlation with literature. because if you while reading or writing just scan the words and don't involve yourself with the piece, then you wont take out what you need to while reading.
In literacy we find many issues that arise, but i believe that issues in substantiation are among the most pressing issues in reading and writing. We can even see in life and in the community that people need proof, people need reassurance, and people need truth. Substantiation by definition is the act of proving or providing truth to a piece of evidence. The reading audience generally wont back a piece of literature and really establish a connection to enhance their experience of the literature without having some kind of truth or evidence to really allow the reader to relate and wont find it credible, so issues of substantiation is in my opinion an imperative aspect of literacy.
There are many issues that I deal with that im passionate about changing, keeping, protecting etc., but the current issue nonetheless that im facing statewide is Issue 3 on this November's ballot, Responsible Ohio's initiative to legalize marijuana for reactional and personal use. It infumes me for many reasons. Just for the record, I am absolutely against this bill and for many good reasons; The first being that we will in a county and even a city with such a massive drug problem and legalizing a substance of any kind while in the midst of this epidemic is just the wrong approach. I don't support legalization because whether people agree with me or not, it is still a pure fact that marijuana is more carcogenic that tobacco. I have many personal vendettas with the drug itself, but ResponsibleOhio in particular is the part that makes me grind my teeth. It is even labeled on the ballot as allowing 10 people who contributed 4 million dollars to the campaign are the 10 growers allowed to grow it. I am absolutely afraid that marijuana will turn into the big business that tobacco has become. There is a lot more detail but essentially I don't like the fact they are specifically targeting neighborhoods of color, the poor, and young children to fully maximize their enterprise and that the 10 people who donated are the ones allowed to grow, that is pure "good-ole boys system" and its not fair to the citizens of Ohio.