I thought it might be interesting if we all made a list of the top three and only three specific things that we would like from the government over the next 4 years. Yeah, it's fine, maybe even encouraged if don't really worry about the implications of what you want. My real aim here is to see how similar or different our three item lists are. 1. Help my debt. I'm enslaved to student loans for life. I hear ambitious talks about abolishing student loan debt. I'd settle for just abolishing interest on it. I understood I borrowed money, and I knew I'd have to pay it back. It's just that as a dumb 18 year old kid I didn't understand how much extra I'd be paying and how it would affect my life after graduation and how the sharks will set the amount at whatever they want even if it means you living under a bridge. But hell, if the powers that be want to clear it all out, I'm not gonna protest that either. Yeah, this one is kinda selfish. That's OK in this thread! 2. Stop fighting wars. Yes, I realize that death and destruction is excellent for the economy. I guess I just don't care. Pull out of Afghanistan, pull out of Iraq, pull out of everywhere. Let Japan make their own damn military, and why do we have a base in Holland? For real, the age of savage martial rampages is over. We got flying, bomb shooting robots that run on sun energy. But guess what? I'd like to put the kibosh on the use of those except for national self defense against attacks on US soil. Keep all the military power here, and then if someone tries to come f/// with us they're toast. And other people in other places can deal with their own problems, and at least in the future we can't say that those problems are something that we've caused. 3. End the war on drugs. I don't even fully understand how the SCOTUS hasn't been obligated to do this already. The history of how and why it was started (Grand Cyclops Anslinger) and the way in which it's been systematically used to harm minority populations, especially blacks, seems like some kind of violation of the Civil Rights Act. At the very least, I want some kind of executive action dealio that consumption and production of cannabis be legal for personal recreational use. The notion that I can't grow this well-studied, safe, cheap medicinal plant on my own property is preposterous. Commerce law is complicated, but we need to say no more punishing people for having a flower. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just so we don't get stuck on these issues, please think about what's important to you personally. You wanna see ID included in every textbook? Punish women for abortions? Put firearms training into middle school PE curriculum? Good, write that. Write it here. In your 3 item list.