Question of the day from mssc

If you could magically change one thing about the USA what would it be?

mssc’s response: The bitter rancor in politics.  I believe if that single thing was changed it would set a better tone for US as a whole.

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8 Responses to Question of the day from mssc

  1. Joy says:

    I think I agree with mssc. Politics have gotten really dirty. I also hate some of the things that are in the political arena now. I feel some things are up to the person and not up to the government.

    I also wish and feel Canada was part of the USA. I have so many relatives in Canada and I’m half Canadian myself and crossing the border has gotten so bad. I guess it’s only bad when you try to do it legally.

  2. Jason says:

    I also agree with MSSC, on top of that I would like to say that I feel that there should be no more politicals parties but individuals who vote depending on what they believe, not what their party decides.

  3. Laura says:

    I don’t know. My knee-jerk is to agree about the nastiness of politics, but apparently, it’s always been this way – I’ve read in history about fist fights on the floor of Congress!! Maybe I’d change it to … people should just plain tell the truth, and not worry about being politically correct. Because I’d rather have someone honestly insult me, than sugar-coat their hatred to make it sound like they like me.

    I don’t know… I may be back later to change my answer after I’ve had a while to chew it over.

  4. SKL says:

    Only one thing? I think I’d like to change the schools; to get rid of all the soft crap and teach actual history, geography, math, literature, grammar and composition, science. I’d like to stop making excuses for why kids can’t read and just teach them to read. I’d like to get back to respecting and celebrating our nation in the classroom, every day, without apologizing to those who hate it! I’d get rid of “zero tolerance” and replace it with “100% accountability.” Along those lines, I’d get rid of the teachers’ unions unless they reformed themselves significantly. I’d end the “hot lunch and breakfast” programs and offer simple, nutritious cold lunches to those who could not afford to pack. I’d treat young adults like young adults and children like children. I would NOT allow the schools to be used to endorse teen sex or advertise abortion services.

    So that is the “one” thing I would change, LOL! I think it would make a difference in the long run. I think one of the saddest things about our country is how many of us seem to hate it. A house divided against itself cannot stand.

  5. Ellen says:

    This is difficult for me. But I think I agree with all of you.
    The behavior of the political parties, the lies they tell without blinking their eyes.
    The school system with that so unhealthy food for the children, and all the food that got thrown away. That is a shame to all the hungry people in the world.
    The wrong messages in advertisements: That they can scam other brands to favor their own brand. That is a wrong message to the viewers, especially children.

  6. Just a Mom says:

    If I could change one thing about the US I think it would be the tax system. I would make it a Flat Tax system.

    • SKL says:

      I agree with a flat tax. I used to think it was crazy, but now, I just see it as: every person should spend “x” working hours per week for the good of the country. It would be a lot more fair than half of the people contributing zero to the “pot” and people like me contributing most of my (long) work week to it. I think that even people who don’t have “earned income” should have to do the same “x” hours of work for the good of the country. Why shouldn’t they? (With exceptions for the disabled, of course.)

  7. Nikki says:

    Oh gosh, a toughie! I’ll have to think about this one.

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