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Originally posted by wayno
new Declaration of Independence in our Nation from ideology and small thinking
Independence from ideology -- like considering what works instead of whether its Republican vs Democrat/ conservative vs/ liberal?
and small thinking -- like spending money on pork to make a few constituents happy even tho it does no-one else any good, or everyday people thinking about the price of gas at the pump instead of the bigger cost to our security and independence as a result of our dependence on fossil fuels ?
Geez, I think there is more than a little room for greater independence from ideology and small thinking.
He is actually re-framing some of the problems to make them more solvable. Good for him.
[edit on 18-1-2009 by wayno]
Originally posted by TheColdDragon
What I would like to see (And what will never happen) is Obama or someone put forward that all Copyright extensions are illegal, and that copyright will NEVER be held for longer than twenty years...
And then apply it retroactively.
Do this, and overhaul the patent system, and make it illegal for Corporations to own EITHER, and you would likely be shocked into silence by how much change and progress happens because of what gets into the Public sector.
I agree with another poster... I don't want my human rights, the Declaration or the Constitution changed. I want the Government ousted and replaced with people who care less about their individual constituents and more about the country as a whole... people who are looking at the future, not whatever lobbying party has their ear at any given time.