What do I believe?
I believe firearms should be outlawed in the U.S. At least anything not legitimately tied to hunting, and constrained to what firearms were capable of in 1875. Anything faster, more powerful, or more sporting should be banned.
All public offices should have 2 term limits. PAC donations should be illegal. Salaries should be capped.
Electoral college should be abolished and all votes should reflect the population directly. Voting should be easy, clean, universally consistent, accessible, and required by law.
I think health care and education should be a right, socialized, and a part of a citizenship that should be actively maintained.
I believe taxes should pay for social services, infrastructure, and caring for our young, disadvantaged, and elderly.
I believe junkies and repeat criminals have demonstrated their lack of accountability for their own well being and should become wards of the state until such time as they demonstrate the ability to again care from themselves. Part of path to clean and sober should be working to benefit community and environment, instead of revolving doors into and out of prisons and clinics.
Corporations should not be protected by the rights afforded individuals, because they are not human.
I believe factory and long line fishing should be banned, as should seal clubbing, shark finning, and whale hunting. The populations aren’t sustainable, and the methods of execution currently aren’t humane.
Every youth should spend 2 years serving in humanitarian, social, or military services, though those years could be garnered thorough summers growing up, or between high school and college. College, or fully equivalent, should be available for all citizens.
A healthier, more educated, more accountable populace is a populace worth living with and contributing too. And worth defending. Even if only with fists and strong language.
Admittedly, I am so totally naive.