How to save America

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    How to save America....

    Bring the troops home and put them on the Mexican border.

    Force auto companies to produce fuel efficient cars.

    Start a Manhatten Project for American Energy Independence. Develop solar power, wind power, and algae based ethanol.

    Establish term limits for members of Congress.

    Outlaw deficit spending by Congress except in cases of national emergency.

    Keep mandatory sentencing for violent criminal behavior.

    Restrict the sale of handguns. You can protect your home with a rifle.
     
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    Are you going to make this in a book?

    Cus gee golly gosh, this is all so very original my friend! Especially the brilliant and original title, which is totally appropriate for an opinion piece.
     
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    I could sign on to many of those ideas.

    Of course calling for something and putting it into practice are two differnet things.

    But I like the outcomes you like even if I think some of them aren't really practical.

    For example, we can't just outlaw deficit spending at the drop of a hat.

    Government and this nation would collapse in a week if we did.

    We can work toward that, however, but grdually increasing taxes on the superrich, and gradually cutting spending in many areas, too.
     
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    We need a president who thinks of America first, not just some partisan political position. We are facing some of the toughest problems in our history, and all of our politicians are running for cover instead of facing these problems head on.
     
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    Every single one of those ideas except the first, I think, means limiting the freedom of Americans.
     
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    Not going to stop terrorism, there's still the Canadian border where they cross as well. What about that?

    Isn't this kind of socialist, when the government tells the private industries what to produce. How about letting companies fail that can't market something people buy?

    Been working ont hat for awhile. Still need oil in the meantime. Why not tell the oil comapnies that they can drill in ANWR if they work on these problems as well?

    Now this is an idea whose time is WELL overdue.

    Whoe defines what a national emergency is? Guarantee you someone will call a tornado in Texas a national emergency and spend billions.

    Another good idea.

    What kind of stupidity is this? Studies have shown that the only gun control methods that work to stop crime is the gun control making sure you put the rounds into the target. All of these other gun control laws are just so much crap.
     
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    Who said anything about "terrorism?" We are being invaded from the south.

    "Socialism" is the government owning the means of production. "Regulation" is the government looking after the national interest, and energy is the most important national security issue.

    Drilling is fine, but let's move toward solar, wind, and algae based ethanol.


    Gun control combined with tough sentencing will help stop crime and gun deaths related to suicides. 1,000,000 Americans have been killed by guns since 1960. That is insane. We can do better.
     
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    For me, why not get America back on track by ploughing money into real R&D? Let become the global leader in renewable resource management.
     
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    Renewable energy will be the most important industry in the 21st century. The technology is already here, and some Americans are moving forward with it. T. Boone Pickens is investing $10 billion dollars to build a wind farm in Texas. Startup companies are already farming algae in the Southwest. We need to get moving!
     
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    Lets take some of those Oil Tax Dollars and plough it into R&D.

    The China situation worries me, they are a clever nation trying to get up the food chain. Sooner or later they will move out of manufacturing and into R&D. If this happens on a large scale we are hosed.
     

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