posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 08:13 PM
I have a feeling with a new president that we can start anew. I feel a coming of a change in the Paradigm. I have some advice that I think our country
needs to go:
Education-In most industrialized nations, education is considered important. Not here in America. The education system has plagued America and led to
its demise. What needs to happen is this:
-More Local Funding
-As in giving more care to the system and creating new jobs
-Extend the school year and reform the systemto meet 21st century needs.
-Ban the No Child Left Behind, because DENYING funding is not going to solve anything
-Limit standardized tests to once per year and shift focus from TESTING to LEARNING
Energy-In the 21st century, fossil fuels will not work. At some point we are going to run out, and we can benefit our plant by not using them as much.
How we can solve this is rather simple:
-Set requirements for local cities to encourage installation of solar panels and development of more consumer-efficient products
-Set up Gov't funding for research and development into Tidal and Wave power to harness it, and set a reasonable goal for using them
-Encourage rural areas to develop more wind farms
-Set up tax rebates and benefits for using and developing a 100% energy efficient car
Foregin Policy-Our Cold War strategy will not work in the Post-Cold War. The 21st century calls for diplomacy and debate, not war and injustice. That
means stilling down with hostile leaders, and put it to them: "What do you want us to do in order to stop bothering us." Then put what we want down.
Then compromise and be willing to accept differences and changes.
Technology-We cannot rely on 20th century technology's to work for us. We need to develop a trend to start building a bridge between these expensive,
high-costing high-tech items into ordinary consumer items and move forward in energy efficiency and smarter systems for increased productivity.
Healthcare-This is a no-brainer for me. A Gov't which cannot heal its own people? Do not have 'Gov't subsidized care' or universal care. Have a
system where if you are sick, you can walk into a hospital, and they will cure and help you. It needs to be paid for? Taxes and the allocation of
funds from defense efforts into this, and the eventual development of a perfect system where nurses, doctors, and materials all are paid without
taxing. Tariffs or whatever you need, this is a no-brainier.
Wars-Wars are useless in the 21st century. In the age where a population can be decimated in seconds, diplomacy is the answer. If the cannot agree--a
blockade, and nothing else, no invasion. What happens in their country, they can deal with. If they cannot follow the rules, unmanned airstrikes and
missiles will deal with them. Zero-Tolerance policies almost always do the trick
Movement into the 21st century-The 21st century is significantly different from the 20th. President Obama-you need to safely usher in this era into
peace and prosperity.
God Bless America