As good as many of the charitable organizations are, there is only so much they can do to help others. The greatest potential for helping the less fortunate still lies with the government. That’s why with the new administration about to take over it is increasingly important to insist that they work on the problems that affect those who can’t help themselves.
Here, in no particular order, are some things I hope the new administration and Congress will take seriously and begin to undertake as soon as possible:
- Tackling poverty issues, home and abroad
- Implementing effective measures to stop global warming – effective, meaning more than just some milk toast mandate for cars to raise their fuel standards a few miles per gallon by 2080
- Creating a stable food system involving local foods and a plan to get more farmers onto the land
- Abandoning agressive warlike tendencies for strong diplomacy
- Implementing a ban on country music
- Working on getting Led Zeppelin back together
- Establishing an inquiry into why the Kansas City Royals are so bad
Am I asking too much? I know how politics work, so maybe this does come off as a little naive. I’m still riding high on the feeling of post-election hope though.
By the way, the last three should be top priorities.