posted on May, 14 2020 @ 06:33 PM
I like some of your ideas. They sound kind of libertarian, but a little different from that. Yeah, I hear you on labels. Kinda goes with name calling.
Depending on our political bent, we get called snowflakes, sheeple, libtards, alt right, nazis, etc. There’s a lot of name calling. When we don’t
like what someone says, we call them names. Kinda silly, and people just get tired of it. We’re (mostly) adults here. Why can’t we be more
What you said about someone hiring or firing you for no reason. That already happens in many workplaces. In the job I retired from, our employee
handbook said in the very first paragraph “We reserve the right to fire you for any reason or no reason at all.” We had a union before that, so
that was a bitter pill for some to swallow. I know the whole make every drug legal thing works in some smaller countries in Europe, but I don’t
think that would go over very well in the U.S. We’re too big and too messy to make that work.
Negotiating pay and working hours would be pretty cool. I’m all for a more flexible thing in that. As an example, I wanted to do what some did at my
job and work four 10 hour days and have a three day weekend. But because I was lower on the totem pole (administrative associate), I didn’t get that
choice. Too bad.
People just don’t like change in general. I think some are absolutely terrified of change. I never understood this. Change is constant in most
people’s lives. I try to embrace change. I get bored if things are the same for too long. I do like to try new things. You never know you’ll like
something unless you try.
Regarding Trump, I do not hate him. I do not hate anybody. I cringe at many of the things he does, but he was elected and he is my President, like him
or not. Even as a liberal, I don’t get all loud and shouting about Trump. He isn’t worth my time. Most politicians are not worth my time. They
always have their hands in the cookie jar.
I enjoy gardening, though I’m not very adept at it. My husband taught me a lot about gardening. I may give it a go again. I like to grow carrots,
strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and different flowers. I like seeing my efforts rewarded with good stuff. If I have extra, I just give it
away to a food bank.
Regarding COVID-19, I cannot watch the news anymore. There is so much conflicting information on it, and things change every day. The states are all
over the map as far as what they’re doing. Most of us are just tired of being cooped up, and want to get out. I miss being around people. My husband
had a stroke in February and is permanently in a nursing home. I get really scared he will get COVID-19. He has a lot of medical problems, and I worry
it would kill him.
I really like your idea on putting down exactly where we would like our tax money to go. As long as there are a lot of good choices, I’m all for
that. I think that would give more power to the average joe. The government would have to work at courting us average joes if they want their stuff
funded. There could be incentives.
Thanks for your post and thanks for sharing your thoughts. S&F.