#1 Posted on 25.10.05 1246.24 Reposted on: 25.10.12 1246.27
For me, stable,nontotalitarian governments in Africa and Asia. If we could end the turmoil, we as a world could help those needing basic human rights and care. I know it sounds like a trite answer. I know you all can do better.
#2 Posted on 25.10.05 2122.02 Reposted on: 25.10.12 2122.28
I believe in practical stuff, so if I were choosing on this, yes, things like democracies in asia/africa would be nice, as would the end of hunger in the third world or poverty in our inner cities.
But I consider all of those impossibilities.
a possibility that I consider important and doable is a change in our immigration policy. National security is, in my thoughts, highly compromised by illegal immigration. Many counties, some with much less resources than ours, are able to control their borders and we can do the same. Allow legal immigration of course. I think many (perhaps most) or our Hispanic illegal immigrants are hard workers and would be valuable and important legal immigrants. Legal immigration is important - but until that is re-introduced, I think we have a growing security risk imposed on us by this problem.
#8 Posted on 27.10.05 0807.26 Reposted on: 27.10.12 0807.49
Term Limits at every level of government.
Make the politicians live under the laws they pass after their time in office is done. It's like having a ruling class in this country. If we have a government that will have to live by the laws they pass, they will be more prudent in the manner in which they govern.
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#10 Posted on 27.10.05 1615.20 Reposted on: 27.10.12 1615.45
I've got to go with quality, practical education for everyone. At least to the high school level, preferably at a minimum of college. If that happens, a lot of other problems can fall into line and be much less of an issue.
#11 Posted on 29.10.05 0543.25 Reposted on: 29.10.12 0543.45
Completely in agreement about the Term Limits. It's supposed to be Public Service, not the Gravy Train. (and if they take any more of our tax money, they'll probably build a LITERAL gravy train out of it.)
The "quality education including college" would be nice, I sure would have benefitted from something like that, but it's not realistically feasible :/
But just to test that one out, any of you more affluent W's out there want to pay to send me to college?
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