In my world… (Domestic Policies)
*Abortion would be illegal –except for those rare instances when the woman’s life is in grave danger (though I’m not sure what woman would pick themselves over their baby-I told the man that if it came down to me or Justice –he sure as hell better pick him!)/rape/incest (sex education would teach women to go right to the hospital to have a D & C/Rape Kit if either of these things occurred).
Life MUST have a beginning –and that which is not alive, does not grow…
Condoms, the morning after pill, birth control, birth control implants and all surgical procedures that stop reproduction will be allowed –encouraged and widely available.
*ALL government programs would be overhauled and all waste cut out. Welfare/Unemployment would exist on a limited basis and would be evaluated on a case by case basis. **There would be tax incentives for each year a person retained their employment and for each year couples stayed married (this would also apply to civil unions).
*Marijuana would be legalized, regulated and taxed. Our jail space should not be taken up with dime-bag pot smokers when we need the room for pedophiles and murderers.
*The Patriot Act would remain and may even be expanded. In my world people would give up the right to have library books private to save just one life (does anyone go to the library anymore anyway?!)
*A new Government department would be established specifically for union oversight. Union licenses would be granted through this department and any infringement on the rights of non-union members/ political extortion/member’s money unwittingly going to candidates…would result in the revoking of that license. The NEA would be the first to go. Teamsters next…
*School vouchers would be available for all children. A child should not be stuck at a ‘bad’ school because of their parent’s financial situation and the neighborhood that they live in. Teachers in public schools would not be restrained by their Administrations on discipline issues. They will be free to give detentions; demerits and any other course of action that will help restore order in the classrooms. Inner city public schools that fail to meet certain standards will be staffed by military personnel –and no child will be allowed to stay behind or they will receive corporal punishment.
*REAL non-partisan studies would be conducted by the best scientists/environmentalists in the world to learn the truth about the environment –how much is naturally occurring cycles, how much is due to natural occurrences (volcanoes causing most of mercury, etc.), and how much is directly from the United States pollution. EPA standards would be set accordingly.
*The legal system would be completely overhauled and would finally do more to protect the victims than the perpetrators. Evidence will never be thrown out if it proves guilt ‘on a technicality’. Victims/victim’s families will have veto power on any deal offered to a defendant by the Prosecution.
*We would immediately begin drilling in ANWAR –this would create thousands of jobs (that will not automatically be union), and provide an alternative source of oil if there is ever a national crisis. The caribou will be just fine.
*Affirmative action would remain in the sense that one could not be discriminated against for their race (or sexual orientation)…but all ‘point systems’ and ‘quota systems’ would be immediately abolished.
*Tax payer money would no longer pay for ‘voluntary detrimental actions’. This means if you choose to attempt suicide, OD or ride a motorcycle without a helmet -become a vegetable and your insurance runs out…your family will have to pay or finally admit that you are brain dead and pull the plug.
*The borders would be closed. Immigration would go back to the way that it used to be done and that is in waves –ensuring we stay a MELTING pot. You would have to know English to pass your citizenship test, to vote or to get a driver’s license. Visas would be heavily scrutinized, but because of the aforementioned rules it would be easy to spot (hear) someone that shouldn’t be here.
*Flag burning would be illegal.
I’m sure I’ll think of 20 more things after I post this…