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If YOU were President of the United States...

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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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Me, here's what I would do, given an eight year tenure, amid long term but paced economic growth amid rising tides of globalization and technological advance, both at home and abroad..

Internationally,
..I would work diligently to continue to develop and significantly strengthen, a "loosely held" multilateral framework of close co-operation, amid increased trading activity - with a focus on actively developing 3rd world infrastructure and economic viability, as a new wave of economic transformation to help generate a vast new domain of globalization (and oppotunity) "framed" by the philosophy of an enlightened mutual best interest all around.

The USA, in this context, is STILL the economic engine driving the global economy, with Asia and Europe, a triangle of potential, that the US would be well served to square at the global table, even if only on the basis that a strong and vibrant US economy is good for the gloal economy as a whole ie: "what's in our interest is also in yours".

Setting that cornerstone (of an enlightened mutual best interest) in place would be my number one international priority, in the process of which, hopefully, all the wealth removed during the Great Recession and stored away (if never completely vanishes, everyon knows that, just moves around) could be poured back in, to the very cause of facilitating future US growth, through newfound Institutions like a new US Infrastructure Bank (a Public Private Partnership or P3 Organization). Investment, not in the Billions, but in the Trillions of dollars could then be funneled back into US growth and future prosperity (securing the future) and directed towards all manner of Civil and High Tech Infrastructure, from mega-terrabit fibre optic capble to every school and home in the country, to a high speed inter-urban railway system (and light rapid transit into the city core) through established commutor and community development corridors (more on that when I turn to the domestic agenda) - all the way to the very re-tooling of civilization, towards a sustainable, green energy future, includin new (old?) free energy technologies (which can still be metered in service delivery).

Having establihed a mutually prosperous global environment for realizing shared, mutually-self-motivated objectives, aims and goals - we would then turn, wholeheartedly, to establishing a calmer, more settled or "stilled" world, by placing the entire weight and force of every ounce of estalished multilateral and diplomatic "soft power" on the object of a global PEACE (the apex of any pyramid of human experience) of the lasting variety (for the foreseeable future), and in so doing create the very platform and springboard by which to globally enter, with courage, hope and eternal optimism, the early decades and thus the whole breadth of the 21st Century, amid the birth of the technological age and globalization, post Great Recession.

And it (the policy) would have as it's final aim or its "pointing finger", the banner of human progress, like an unseen global flag waving over the whole earth and blown by the winds of freedom right across the globe.

Nothing else, nothing less is worth doing here at the "end of history" (as we know it), but go ahead and create a new and better one with which to replace the old and the outmoded, the outworn, that's fur sure (yawn), by approaching the futre with new ways of being, thinking, and creating or doing. And only in peace can the space of a new history, as a new possibility, be created, in service to human progress at all levels, both individually and collectively.

Anything and any one at odds with peace only make of themselves enemies of both man and God. This would have to become ever more clear to everyone, that we cannot work against our own innate hunger and thirst for peace, and that in harming or allowing harm to come to others, we only hurt ourselves.

Domestically

more on that later.. still formulating, but it's good so stay tuned..



So tell us, what would YOU do?

[Aside: Barry? Are you listening?
]




posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 08:53 PM
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If I were president of the U.S.A.?
I would probably not be in office long because I am not
politically correct.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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The second you initiate anything remotely beneficial to this country, TPTB would swoop in with their script, condescendng glares, and photos of your loved ones with their eyes 'x'd out.

No disrespect, I can see you put a lot into this; it's a good read.

It's just...presidents are chosen, not elected, based on their frequency of compliance and convincing smile.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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... I'd get us off this planet, carefully selecting people based on a lengthy survey to determine if there is an ounce of greed in their body, and if so, they stay.


Then give the job to someone else.

~Namaste



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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I would be partying everynight...wait a second I do that already.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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That is a very noble direction, but how will you reconcile the conflicts between self, national and global interests? How do you think corporations will respond to interfering with the profit motive and reason behind war? Even as president of the USA do you think you will have enough power and support to shape up the corporatocracy?



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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If I was the POTUS, I would make Ron Paul my VP and just do everything he says.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:10 PM
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Make an executive order that requires all members of congress to take exams on all bills they vote on. If they do not get an 80% of better, on the contents of the bill, then they're not allowed to vote on the bill.

Push for long-term transparency in government, an electronic system that allows people to vote on bills and gradually phase out congressmen from our lives. In the immediate term, enact laws that prevent closed-source voting machines from EVER being used in any election, and seek out the American people to develop open-source voting machines to be used in future elections.

Immeditally submit a bill that tags Public Relations, Marketing and Advertisement as propaganda, and start enforcing truth-in-advertising laws. Any broadcasting company found in violation of these practices immediately loses their FCC broadcasting license. News is required to report facts, and not opinion - and no opinion based programming is allowed on any news network.

Corporations are required to hold their employees responsible for the actions of the corporation - including upper management and shareholders.

I'll add more
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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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First you need to take you're multilateral framework back and reiterate the most subtle but exponential market one can find. Once you delve back into the post technological presetting under strict market guidelines you will be able to then postulate the foreseeable future.

Word.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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I'd empty an entire Marine Corps base into a coordinated 'visit' to Area 51, DUMBs like Dulce, and other significant areas of curiosity and dare them to tell me I CAN'T know what glittering prizes are behind door number 2.

As I understand it, one of the first things that every newly elected president tries to do is find out about 'the aliens', and one of the first they they discover is that every president gets the run around, or flat out refusal.

With an entire division of Marines at my back, let's just see who gets to go where and see what.




posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:16 PM
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So even internationally, my pursuit and aim would hold domestic interests and our own prosperity at heart, in favor of an infinitely more humanized viewpoint, calling it something like "The Century of the Human Being" aka human progress at all levels and for all people one and all the whole world over, or put simply, to help create a better world, and a happier, more productive and creative human world.

These values move people, and "when the hearts of men change, kingdoms change' (John the Baptist). So these ideas they would become our stock in trade when dealing with the international community, so as to actively generate the next wave of growth and change and transformation, while remainin close to the leading edge of the next great wave of global and technological change, no matter how turbulent, by attempting to help drive the very process itself.

Domestically

Domestically, our number one priority would be directed towards helping to facilitate growth through human progress, by recognizing that our number one resource as a nation, is our human resource. Human Intellectual Capital Development, that would be the name of the game. In the face of these powerful forces of globalization and technological advanceas what might have become a crisis, then becomes an opportunity, by unleasing the latent genius, creativity, hard work and sheer perserverence that when combined stack up to the best educated, an best trained and most highly skilled workforce in the world - leaders in innovative solutions and the creation of new goods and services and whole new industries (some as yet unimagined).

Such a lofty goal would of course require the re-building and re-creation of the national educaton system, from the ground up, from grade school to graduate and post graduate studies or communitiy colleges, a new education system for the 21st century capable of harnessing all the very latest in information technologies and computer netoworking infrastructure, something already in place, needing only to be exploited in service to the entire learning process. To this end, we'd run super high bandwidth fibre optic cable to every school, college and university in the country, with every student's desk in the country imbedded with an interactive screen, and then design an education system that is responsive to the needs of each individual student, who may then, for those who are able, move into the entire learning process, and to higher grades at an accelerated pace, an system responsive to the unique gifts and abilities of each person, while making the teacher's life easier, instead of increasingly more difficult.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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Originally posted by kwakakev
That is a very noble direction, but how will you reconcile the conflicts between self, national and global interests? How do you think corporations will respond to interfering with the profit motive and reason behind war? Even as president of the USA do you think you will have enough power and support to shape up the corporatocracy?


There's nothing more powerful than an idea who's time has come. So those are the ideas we would deal in, the most powerful, and the most relevant and applicable in service to, wherever possible, unravelling in every case the web of competing self-interests, and serving only that which truly serves our enlightened mutual best interests. It's neighter simple nor easy I realize, but it defines an arrow of human reason and will and hey where there's a will there's always a way as they say..


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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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As President of the USA, my prime focus would be on government corruption. People do make great decisions when accountable, but when behind closed doors ego and self interest tends to dominate. I would focus all these big brother NSA tools back on government more than the general population. I would publish all of the government budgets and open up the topics of spending for public debate. The issues of congressional process is a big, tough and complex one but reform is overdue. As president these are areas where I do have power, once my house is running smooth the rest will follow.

To help achieve this I first study how the AIDS virus works and its treatments as there is a very similar condition going on in society with rogue defence elements. I would be very inclined to take a crowbar to the issue of national security. When you look at how much oversight is applied to the capital punishment of in individual compared to the capital punishment of a nation we have a big problem, a very big problem.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:50 PM
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The people of the USA need to get behind a shared VISION of the future of their country, so BIG IDEAS will be the best and the easiest to "sell" these days.
A revamping of the ecucation system, a new infrastructure on part with the Inerstate Highway system, aimed at economic revival and recovery and the formation of new community development and fully integrated community living allowing people to both commute to and from the city and to escape the innercity slums to start anew, a new and REAL information superhighway - these are the kinds of things that are both desperately needed, and unavoidable, if the US is to maintain it's national well-being, and leadership position, moving into the future decades of the 21st century and beyond.

Failure to act now, in a BIG way, is a failure of this generation relative to all future generations. Behind us everthing is crumbling and before us the future is hurtling at us like a high speed train, what are we to do BUT propose big ideas, on par with the moon shot and the Interstate Highway System? In truth, nothing less will do. Obama is right that there's a place for government, but it's got to actually make the needed Big Things happen, with the support of the people as an undivded Nation, no not an easy task, but still at least doable, isn't it?

That's what gets me about Obama, is how he plays it safe, like a lightweight. He seems afraid to make big history, and to chart a course and share a vision that everyone can get behind. He's no JFK that's for sure..


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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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The first thing I would do is place a number of CEO's under military arrest for high treason, seize all their assets and give it equally to every American below the poverty line. A system restore on the American economy.

I would halt most business ties to China gradually and start rebuilding the American manufacturing industry. Detroit would look different in a month.

I would disband the entire political spectrum and hire all new people from all walks of live based solely on their experience and wisdom. Anyone working for the government would have a limit to the amount of wealth and assets they can obtain. All forms of bribery would be strictly enforced, up to the penalty of death and life imprisonment.

I would end all aggressive action by the United States, with or without the support of allies and alliances. C130s would be flying out TOMORROW.

I would also make it illegal to ask about anything other than previous work experience on a job application, the unemployment rate would drop drastically in a month.

Within a year, I would begin releasing non-violent, victimless offenders into the workforce.

I would completely overhaul the system of education to be designed to create specialists in whatever field was needed. Necessity first, then preference. It would be government sponsored, people would once again be trying to migrate to the US for an education en mass.

This country would become a powerhouse that would rocket into the stars and take our species into the next era.

Among a plethora of other things.

Strength, efficiency, compassion, wisdom and progression.

There is a growing population on this planet that must be accounted and cared for. All things would only be as good as the poorest man on Earth.


Originally posted by mamabeth
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If I were president of the U.S.A.?
I would probably not be in office long because I am not
politically correct.


LOL, me either. Maybe that's the problem, we need some more politically incorrect people in office. That's kind of why I like Theo Roosevelt.
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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:57 PM
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If I was Potus, I would get rid of the Homeland Security Act, Stop all foreign wars, and give Congress back their balls.

However, I am sure that I would have a double tap to the head and thrown out my balcony window, as i just had commited suicide



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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I would lik future posters to this thread to post as if this place here, ATS, is a "watched" channel and this a watched topic by certain PTB..



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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If I were POTUS, I'd clean house. I'd shut down the DHS, the CIA, the NSA, the Fed, and the IRS. I'd work towards creating a civil union where the federal government worked to support and protect the states while allowing state rights. If Califorina wants to allow homosexual marriage, let em'. You don't like it, move to Utah, the mormons there will never let such a law pass. Allowing the states to have the authority to run their district instead of forcing failed national policies that only create discention amoungst the populace has to end, if we are to be a true republic that represents that people. Also, salary cuts for Reps both in the house, senate and my self (me being POTUS), because let's face it, if I have the coin to win the election, I darn sure don't need hard working american tax dollars paying my way, I obviously have my own cash, and some pull to spare.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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Originally posted by Lasr1oftheJedi
If I were POTUS, I'd clean house. I'd shut down the DHS, the CIA, the NSA, the Fed, and the IRS. I'd work towards creating a civil union where the federal government worked to support and protect the states while allowing state rights. If Califorina wants to allow homosexual marriage, let em'. You don't like it, move to Utah, the mormons there will never let such a law pass. Allowing the states to have the authority to run their district instead of forcing failed national policies that only create discention amoungst the populace has to end, if we are to be a true republic that represents that people. Also, salary cuts for Reps both in the house, senate and my self (me being POTUS), because let's face it, if I have the coin to win the election, I darn sure don't need hard working american tax dollars paying my way, I obviously have my own cash, and some pull to spare.



You have my vote patriot

second line.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 10:15 PM
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Neo the POTUS:

1. Fire and jail Eric Holder
2. Fire every congressman and have their state select representatives who have never held public office.
3. End the Federal Reserve.
4. Reverse every single legislation that Obama has signed.
5 Reverse every single legislation that Bush Signed
6. Privatize Social Security and let people do what they want to with their own money
7. End unemployment payments and welfare with the privatization of SS it is not needed.
8. Fire 90% of Government employees
9.. Cut Government employees pensions and benefits in half.

10 and 11 are optional nuke Iran and Saudi Arabia hell why not the entire middle east would stabilze.
12. kick the un out of the us.
13. Don't like vote me out the next election.

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