I agree Satyr, stupid people use the world liberal as slur to shut down debate. Thank that pill-popping jackass Rush Limbaugh for that. We prefer the
term Progressive anyway...heh.
Like I said, I wasn't done.
Space- NASA needs either a major overhaul or needs to be disbanded. As we have seen recently, NASA culture is one of complacency and secrecy. There
have been few steps foward in manned space flight in the past two decades. We haven't gone back to the moon, we don't have a viable plan to go to
Mars, and our space station is a piece-of-crap tinkertoy. Let's not even begin to talk about the shuttle.
Project Prometheus is promising, but knowing NASA, it will never be implemented or be badly implemented far in the future. Mankind needs to get into
space NOW, and NASA is not the one to take us there.
Business- I'm all for freedom of enterprise, but we've seen what unchecked capitalism can do. All of these big companies are moving their jobs
offshore where they can get cheaper labor. Americans are losing jobs in record numbers. There needs to be regulation of these companies. They
shouldn't be able to destabilize our job market so some rich CEOs and their buddies in the administration can stuff more money in their pockets.
Now for the most controversial part....
U.N.- The UN at present is powerless by itself. I think it needs teeth. I think the UN needs an army. I'm talking about an independent army of it's
own, not troops borrowed from other countries. You would be able to go into a UN military recruitment office in any number of countries. Oh, but
first, UN headquarters needs to be moved out of the United States to a more neutral country....say, Costa Rica or Belize.
Now, with this army the UN could do more than talk, they would be able to enforce their provisions. The UN military would then be able to deal with
all these dictators terrorizing their people. They would be the ones to actually "liberate" a country. Instead of one nation invading a country with
questionable motives, these military actions would have the strength of world opinion behind them.
Actually I'm still not done, but that's enough for now...