Some things are complicated, difficult, seemingly impossible to fully comprehend. To that I say, so the heck what? At some point, we have to move past some of the things that are crippling our country, and why not start now? Following is my (over simplified but darned fun to vent) list of simple (simplistic, actually, but so what?) solutions to many of the problems we face today:
To white racists: stop it
To black people: get over it
At home: You know what? Screw political correctness, screw multiculturalism, and screw everyone who doesn’t want to learn English, support America, and assimilate into our society and culture. Seriously. What’s so wrong with there being an English-speaking, God-fearing/-loving America? Nothing. It’s our country, dammit, and that’s how we like it. Get on board or get the heck out.
Abroad: If the above is true, then it is true in every country on this planet. England is England, France is France, India is India, and so on. We won’t force you to “Americanize,” and don’t even think about trying to force your worldview, religion, socio-cultural identity on us.
Progressives vs. Patriots
We can do a few things about this, but none of them involve “bipartisanship” or “compromise.” I’m done “compromising” away my liberties, my American-ness, and my country. Done. So here’s what can happen:
Progressives: back the hell down, we don’t want your “vision” of some utopian totalitarian fascist anti-American hell. Go back to your campuses and your espresso shops and leave us alone.
Patriots: (recommended) keep on this path, work within our Constitution and send the progs packing. Vote for people who will act to remove and/or drastically cut ALL entitlements and restore American ingenuity, promise, and opportunity (all of which are being strangled out of our country bit by bit, piece by piece).
Both: some kind of secession may be in order. Set up two “Americas,” one that is based on the Constitution (move the capital somewhere else . . . maybe Texas), and one based on crazy BO’s crazy agenda. This would be a short-term split because once the progs have all the people who want to sponge off of others in one place and all the hard-working, industrious people creating prosperity, freedom, and opportunity in another, the first will fold. Fast. Who’s going to provide financial support for their idiot dreams if we all break off? No one. That government, being all-powerful as BO wants it to be, will resort to force, arrests, imprisonment, executions to try to make it work (just as they do in every other instance it’s tried), and before long they’ll be begging to be part of the true America. And we’ll let them. Of course.
Nuke ’em. But strategically. There are democracy- and freedom-loving Iranians who deserve a free Iran (one that isn’t a menace to the rest of the world).
War on Terror
Find them, cut off their money trails, torture them if they are high up on the food chain, kill them.
Back to basics. Screw gay penguins, embracing Islam, and every other thing that detracts from students’ learning in the name of politically correct nonsense. Teach history, civics, math, English, science, etc. And do so rigorously. Raise the bar. If someone is too stupid to learn, they should be allowed to fail. That’s how life works.
College: back to high and rigorous standards. A college degree is meaningless because it doesn’t reflect anything at all. It doesn’t even guarantee that the degree holder can read, let alone write a complete sentence. Unacceptable. No more cookies and A’s for “effort.” Standards are needed. We used to have them, and the university was the one who dictated terms. Now students get to vote for their favorite professors and those are the ones given tenure, raises, etc. Ridiculous. Students don’t “vote” for the professor who actually teaches them something, but for the one who let them coast, who was “funny,” or who was “understanding.” Hmph! Standards are needed. Academic standards, based on education not on bleeding heart bull crap.
Pare back the federal government to the bare bones, to the strict and limited capacity spelled out in the Constitution. Eliminate entirely quite a few dinosaurs and quite a few other agencies that infringe on the states’ rights (Department of Education comes to mind) or that don’t serve a real purpose (National Endowment for the Arts comes to mind). Cut it all out and cut the rest to the bones, then make tax law that actually benefits American industry, innovation, and excellence. Set up a flat tax for all Americans and tax-paying (legal) aliens. Everyone pays (say) 10% (or whatever someone much smarter than me works out is fair and will enable the federal government to meet its bare bones Constitutional requirements). No deductions, no credits, no crap. A one-sentence tax law that every person can understand and meet.
Adopt the policies of any other country on this planet. NO other country allows illegals to pour into their country and suck their resources dry. Place a world map on a table, close your eyes, and point to the map . . . whatever that country’s immigration policy is adopt it here. And then deal with the freakishly large and crazy-expensive illegal immigrant population here in that exact manner. Get the word out. End of problem.
Treat it like the religious holiday it is and not like a scarlet letter of shame. If you’re not religious and just like the pretty lights, trees, and presents . . . yay! Go for it; celebrate it if you wish, as you wish. But in the open, not hiding in shame, afraid to say the words, “Merry Christmas.”