If I Were President …..
Have you ever thought about what you’d do if you were President of the
People always say you can’t really judge the President, because he’s aware
of facts not known to the general public. Also, there is tremendous pressure
from members of Congress for the President to decide this way or that.
But I’ll tell you some things I’ think I would do immediately:
First, I’d figure a way to halt all new immigration. I would explain that
the existing number of illegal immigrants is ‘busting the bank’ and we just
cannot afford to allow any new immigrants into the country until the number
of illegals is reduced. When the total number of illegals is reduced by
by 100,000, we’ll use a lottery system to allow 100,000 new legal immigrants
to enter; when a million illegals have left the country, we’ll allow in a million
new legals, etc. I would, of course, encourage people to report illegals, so
that they can be rounded up and deported. I think the relatives of those who
have applied for legal entry into the U.S. would be quite active in reporting illegals
in their area, and the number of illegals could be reduced rather quickly.
Second, I would put a permanent halt on immigrants from countries that
promote or permit radical Muslims. I realize that the majority of Muslims
are like you and me….they just want to feed their families and live their lives
in peace. But the problem is, we can’t tell the peaceful Muslims from the
ones who are building bombs in their basements, hoping some day to wipe
you and me off the map. And the only sure way to keep the radical Muslims
out, is to keep them all out. As the say goes; “not all Muslims are terrorists,
but so far all the terrorists have been Muslim.”
Thirdly, I’d put a heavy tariff on all incoming goods and materials. Let’s
face it…..we can’t compete with places like China and the Philippines,
where employees earn a couple of bucks a day, and maintain our standard
of living. When I was 25 years old, I applied for 3 jobs, and was offered a
position at each of them, at a wage that would have allowed my wife to stay
home with the children and with benefits that would have covered my
family’s health care needs. At that time, manufacturing was strong in America,
and workers were in great demand.
Fourthly, I would make it illegal for any lobbyist to contact any member of
Congress, or any government employee. We don’t need any more lobbyists
writing laws favorable to themselves, and having Congress rubber-stamp the
laws in return for political donations and other considerations.
Finally, I would push very, very hard for term limits. What we really need in
Congress are intelligent, decent, hard-working individuals who only have
the interest of the people of the United States at heart.
People will say this is all pretty naive, that such goals could never be
accomplished…..and you are right, of course. But it’s ok, because I know
I’ll never be the President. However, it’s like buying a ticket for the lottery..
I know I’ll never win, but it’s always fun to contemplate the ‘what if’s’.