I don’t know much about politics. In fact, I don’t know if I’m Republican, Democratic or anything in-between. I do know who and what I like. For the most part, out of the candidates that are running right now, I don’t like a single one.
So, I think I’ll have to run for President. I’d be as good a choice as any of those other morons.
May I present to you my Presidential agenda in no particular order…
Religion and Government. Because one thing REALLY has NOTHING to do with the other. Yes, I know that our government was sort of founded upon the basic principles of religion. That’s all fine and dandy but I know that not everyone is the religion that this government was actually based upon. Religious freedom is great, as long as it isn’t shoved down the American citizens throat.
G-D and the Government has no place in anyone’s bedroom. Period. Unless, of course, they are invited. Then, by all means, it’s your bedroom, do within those walls what you will. Use a condom or not. Perform oral sex to your heart’s content. It’s fine with me. I just don’t think I want to know about it.
Marriage. Go ahead. Get married. Humans can marry humans. I don’t care what sex you are if you love each other then put a ring on it.
Abortion. Here’s what I’d bring to the Oval Office. I am PRO-CHOICE. I’m NOT Pro-Abortion. And yes, there is a difference. BUT. I will NEVER. EVER. Send the American women back into the alleyways to have botched abortions. If you need an abortion, then get one. In a safe place where you aren’t going to go home and bleed to death, scared and alone, in your bathtub.
The Big Banks. Mortgages. Oh, I’d be working SO HARD on this particular matter. There is something so fishy going on with the banks. I’d do some investigation into this. Also, there would be loan mods for all who are eligible. And I’d make sure that those banks didn’t make so near to impossible. I question why the need for so many foreclosed homes that are sitting destroyed and vacant when the original owners could have probably been worked with. The foreclosure epidemic must be stopped. And I would vow to stop it.
Also, these corporate bankers would not be getting bonuses. A bonus is given to those who deserve one. They can’t modify loans and help with the housing crisis? They can’t get bonuses. Their job is to make things better and they are failing epically.
Government and their paychecks. Yeah, BIG TIME pay cut. And, they wouldn’t be getting a lifetime of pay either. You’re out of office? You’re out of pay. Get a job like the rest of us.
Welfare. Enough is enough. You’re on welfare? You have 6 months to get a job. If you can’t find a job, even flipping burgers at the local fast food place, then you don’t get government assistance. Stop leeching off the system.
Disclaimer: There is an exception to every rule. But major proof would be needed.
Another part of the whole welfare system? The purpose of babies is to have a family, not to have a paycheck. I’d have to think a little more on this but…there must be a cap on using the baby-making as a sort of job to get a paycheck. The government isn’t responsible for the fact that you’re spreading your legs.
Homeland Security. Here’s what I’d do. Ready? Close the borders. Stop letting everyone in. Harsh? Maybe. Visiting family with temporary visas? It’s temporary.
We are the only country that allows automatic citizenship if you are born here. Not anymore. Your parents are from anywhere else other than America and you’re born here? You’ll have to apply for citizenship.
War. Unless it has something to do with us, stay out of it. We’ve wasted enough money being in situations we don’t belong in. Quite frankly, no one would come to our rescue.
Disclaimer: If there were another Holocaust then exceptions would be made. Hitler-esque regimes must be obliterated.
Foreign Policies: I’d need some help on this so I’d have to have a great support system full of brilliant minds and great speech writers.
School systems: No more open schools. You choose your neighborhood, you go to the schools that you are slated for. Period. No exceptions.
Education: Teaching is one of the most necessary professions in the country. They are amongst the least rewarded. That needs to change. Also, money needs to stop being taken OUT of the school systems and put BACK INTO them. Our children are our future and our school systems are lacking the necessary resources in educating our future.
Stem Cell research. It’s brilliant. It’s needed. Carry on. It could save lives. Even if it means using aborted fetuses. They are aborted which means someone didn’t want it, right? Let these serve that important purpose.
Healthcare. Everyone needs it. No one should be turned away. Maybe, instead of those huge bonuses that are given, a portion of those monies should be set aside for Healthcare. Again, this is something I’d have to give more thought to because it’s such a major issue. Where I believe everyone is entitled to Healthcare, I don’t believe the rest of America should have to pay for it in taxes. I am positive there are alternatives.
Social Security. It needs to be protected. Period.
Taxes. Oh, taxes. Somehow a balance needs to be achieved. A tax cut here and an increase there. The GOP tax plan that went into effect for 2017 seems like a step in the right direction, but ask someone else and the answer might be the complete opposite. The playing field needs to be evened out. I also don’t believe that the governments overspending is the general American populations’ fault.
Congressional Terms: Two years and you’re out. Across the board.
I realize that there are so many more issues to address. But, these are my basics. I’d also find a brilliant support from the Vice President all the way across the board.
I’m Melissa Brodsky and I approve this message.
disclaimer: i realize that there is a lot more that goes into running a country. i’m NOT really running for president but i do not like a single one of the candidates out there right now. this post just touches on, not in great depth, the issues that i feel are somewhat important. this is just a blog post, not to be misconstrued with a real campaign platform.
Tara R. says
Throw some Congressional term limits in there and I’m with you 100%. You run, you’ve got my vote.
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You’ve got my vote! This is a more thought out and relevant discussion of the issues than any of the republicans have attempted to muster through a dozen or so debates.
I’m not very fond of any of those running either. It looks as if it may be a “pick the lesser evil” type of election. *sigh* We deserve better than what we are getting, that’s for sure.
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yes, yes, and yes. My guess is that you would get a lot of votes if you ran 🙂
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I would DEFINITELY vote for you, though I am pretty sure I want to be your running mate! And the person who wrote about taking care of CONGRESS is so right! For some reason I lost you for a while, but I am happy to have “found” you again!
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