posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 07:37 PM
Well, personally, I believe our country needs a complete and drastic overhaul. Right now I feel we're living in a country that can be symbolized as a
pyramid, like what you see on our dollar, made out of levels (bottom-poverty, mid-content middle class, top-elite/wealthy) with varying amounts of
power, not equal as our country should be striving for. I'm in no way saying we should give into and spread equality to those who don't work for it
or who try to take advantage of the system though. But with how it is now, the government can take advantage of those with less power and those who
are rich enough or 'elite' enough can abuse their power which leads to corruption.
Now you might think that just changing something like our 'level system' won't make any difference, we'll still have people corrupting something
to make it easier to them while screwing over others, I do believe it might lessen the extent of it if we were to replace this 'pyramid' with a
symbol more of a tree. A base government which would be the 'trunk' or base of our country, with a drastic lessening of their powers. The branches
which would be individual states, given the power to govern how the population of those states wishes, with voting and what not. And the leaves would
symbolize the people, flourishing in their respective states. You might even believe that this sounds like what we have now, but I feel that in
reality, the government can just get in the way whenever it wants.
Let the states keep their own power without always having the government jump in with whatever they feel like enforcing, such as drug laws, even when
the state might allow it (such as with medical marijuana and the stores that provide it in California.) With how much the government interfers with
states and their business, it can cut off many ideas that could possibly help our country prosper and grow. This would also allow the states to become
more diverse and possibly give a better choice for people to find where they might feel most comfortable and able to prosper the most. When you take
control of the states as a whole, you're going to make a majority of the population unhappy with how things are run since not everyone will have the
same values, beliefs, etc. and you're pretty much forcing them to follow YOUR (governments) rules and beliefs.
Now the government, needs to have a lot of the power they have now taken away. As it is, the government can say and do whatever it wants, no matter
how it makes the population feels. You can say we have the freedom to make choices but who, who actually knows the reality of things, believes that?
Take away the power to always butt into state affairs, the states can determine what is best for themselves. The government should really be there to
run our monetary system, military, and to be the force that holds states together, not dictate everything.
The biggest change I can think of would be our whole take on 'democracy'. Democracy, to me, is a failed system which over all the years just leads
to more corruption. It holds major flaws which makes for some of the biggest problems like bribery, assassination, and people who are drunk with their
own power. Set up a more simple system with a single leader, like president, and a 'counsel' which can be trusted to make right decisions based on
the values of the American people as a whole. Let this leader stay in his position as long as he doesn't become some tyrant and cut out all these
elections that can easily be manipulated by large sums of money and propaganda.
I know for a fact some people are going to start picking out flaws in what I post, but I'm no good at putting all my thoughts in one post because I
can't bring up everything I believe at once without leaving things out. I'll try to respond to quotes if anyone wants to break this down and feels I
might be wrong on several ideas or thinks I fail to realize something.