if i were president…

If I were President, my premise would be simple.  Build pride in ourselves and our country.  I would put the following laws into effect:

+ No more billboards. They are ugly and tacky. Besides they ruin the landscape you could otherwise view without them.

+ If you are a homeowner, you are required to fly the American flag.   It is the simplest form of displaying pride for our country, and too few people are flying are colors.

+ All children in the public school system would be required to abide by a strict (yet casual) dress policy…a shirt with a COLLAR combined with jeans and leather shoes.  No slouchy, nasty jeans would be allowed that proudly displays their undergarments or lack thereof.   We are not doing our children any service by teaching them that they can go to school looking like fools.  A t-shirt and sweatpants should be for playtime only.  If you look good, you feel good, and you perform well.

+ Every American citizen must devote one year of their life to vounteer service by the time they turn 25 years old.  It can be treated like the Reserves in which individuals participate in volunteer activities once a month and two weeks every summer until their year commitment is met.  Or the volunteer work can be spanned over a single year.  The vounteer work, however, must be completed in the United States.   Don’t want to volunteer?  No problem…but it is a HEFTY sum to pay your way out of it.

+ Every homeless person would be provided with a roof over the head and a meal in their belly each night BUT in order to qualify they would have to work for it by keeping their cities clean.   Examples:  cleaning the highways, picking up trash, sweeping the sidewalks, mowing public grounds, mopping government buildings, etc.

I am on a roll.  I will think up some other ideas.  However, be assured I have no interest whatsoever in being President.  The ideas came up with the kids when we were celebrating President’s Day on Monday.

2 Responses to “if i were president…”

  1. Allison Says:

    you’ve got some great ideas!!!

  2. Lindsey Says:

    Okay, this is totally random, but was there a picture of your two girls with their dad that flashed on the sponsor section (Outback Steakhouse) on the show Coming Home last night on Lifetime? I’m a friend of Sara Bauer and just click on your blog on occasion. I was like…I think that was Emerson and Campbell! If not, maybe just a close look alike!

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