The answer to the ills of society is not contained within either political party --nor with the left or right ideology... It lies with the People. An age old theory, yes, but I don't mean the power of the people to vote people in and out of office --I am talking about voluntary social engineering. For the good of the country.
If Americans want to raise the bar they need to take responsibility for their breeding...
Here's the procreation test I propose:
1) Have you been on welfare for more than 3 years at one time? If no, move on the next question. If Yes, please consider permanent contraception.
2) Can you blame someone else for all the bad things that have happened in your life? (i.e. Are you a victim)? If no, please move to the next question. If yes, you should consider permanent contraception.
3) Are you over 30 and perfectly content in your low wage/low skill job? Have you no desire to move ahead and work harder/longer hours to achieve and earn more? If you are willing to work harder to move up, please continue. If you're content, please consider not reproducing.
4) Is your IQ under 120? If no, move on. If yes, you may not want to procreate.
Those are just some off the top of my head.... I believe these four alone would change the face of the population for the better within one generation...
Forget Democrat or Republican --a smart, motivated, proactive population is where it's at.
...a girl can dream, right?