To Be King

I was thinking about my ten steps to save the nation post last week and then I got to thinking some more and…

Another solution to the problems our nation faces would be for me to become King…

I would be a good king.  I promise.  I think we would be better off if I just made all of the decisions from here on out.  You understand, right?

Don’t worry.  I promise not to board any of my soldiers in your homes without your permission.  I also promise not to charge too high of a tax on tea.

I’m only doing this because our current form of government has become ineffective and it’s time for a change.

If nothing else you can be happy because my first act as King will be to bring back fancy hats for all!

Sound good?  Excellent!  Let’s get to it, then!

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10 Steps to Fix The United States of America TODAY

Food for thought.

Step 1.

Election Campaigns are funded entirely by taxes. No exceptions.

Step 2.

No lifetime appointments. Every position has term limits and no person may hold the position for more than one term. No exceptions.

Step 3.

Flat personal tax. Flat corporate tax. No subsidies. No exceptions.

Step 4.

No private ownership of prisons, bridges, federal land, anything. No exceptions.

Step 5.

Close military bases and CIA Black Sites abroad. Bring all troops home with the exception of those on humanitarian missions. Stop hiring private contractors as soldiers. If legitimate just war is entered into, when it is over stop awarding contracts to rebuild to corporations. No exceptions.

Step 6.

Decriminalize drug use and possession of reasonable amounts of a controlled substance. Require treatment as opposed to incarceration. No exceptions.

Step 7.

Convert to 100% renewable energy by 2025. No exceptions.

Step 8.

No privately owned utilities. Break them up. Break up the banks too while we are at it. All utilities should be owned by the people. No exceptions.

Step 9.

Immediately enact a NEW New Deal program to repair and upgrade the infrastructure of the country focusing on mass public transit. This will support achievement of Step 7 as well as bring succor to the unemployed. Upon completion a reasonable level of personnel will remain on to maintain, and upgrade infrastructure further when necessary. No exceptions.

Step 10.

Marriage Equality. Comprehensive Welfare. Universal Healthcare. Ban on Assault Weapons. Ban on pesticides. Ban on artificial sweeteners. Two years of mandatory public service in various forms. Return P.E., Art, and Music to our public educational system which should be expanded. You get the idea. No exceptions.