Sunday, October 08, 2006

Carnaby for President

I'll be old enough to run for pres in the upcoming 2008 election. I think my platform is pretty good, so I must have a good shot at winning the race. Here's my platform, in a nutshell:

1. Veto lots of laws passed by congress.

2. Push congress to outlaw the draft. In its place, actively encourage voluntary service.

3. I'm a hunter and outdoorsman, and I wish to preserve the environment, but I'm not a rabid environmentalist. So much productivity and resources are wasted every hour of every day because of gridlock. I'd encourage measures to cut gridlock. People are often encouraged by money. Hence, I'd give tax cuts to both employers and employees as incentives to telecomute, carpool and use mass transit to get to and from work. I'd encourage states to expand their highways.

3a. Further, at the very least, CO2 emmissions might be bad for the environment. I'd compromise with the enviros and require coal-fired power plants to recover the C02 and other emmisions from their processes. In trade, I'd take opening of currently closed off-shore and Alaskan oil exploration and extraction. Requirements for small footprints and leaving the sites as you found them when finished would be put in place.

4. Individual rights view of the Second Amendment. Repeal 1986, 1968 and 1934 statutes. Encourage permitless CCW.

5. No compromise on abortion. I personally hate abortion, but I would ensure its legality. I would also make it clear that people have the right to associate, or not associate, with those with whom they disagree. For example, landlords could refuse to rent to someone who supports abotion or who is anti-abortion, whichever is contrary to their principles. Applies to all circumstances. Private property is private property.

6. Many more, but you get the gist. For example, encourage large projects to be headed BY ENGINEERS and NOT LAWYERS. Our monorail project in Seattle is a prime example of how NOT to run a large project. Lawyers have their place, and it is at the bottom of the ocean, or in a smelly garbage pit, not as civil project leaders. Same is true for politicians.

I'll take a break here, but more will come in my campaign. Heh.

7. Whoops, I forgot the most important one. If elected, I refuse to take office. I hate politicians, and I don't wish to be tainted. Blech.


Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

You forgot to include the compulsory servings of asparagus at breakfast and free corsets for the under-fives.

Seriously, though, I'd hope that you would take a firm stance against late-term, partial-birth, abortions.

10/08/2006 9:38 PM  
Blogger carnaby said...

I don't get the under-fives bit, but yes, if you want to have an abortion, have it immediately. The law should give you one month to make up your mind.

I've seen to many young women hold on to their pregnancies in a bid to manipulate a relationship that ends up going sour, then the baby is aborted late. Putrid behavior.

10/08/2006 10:44 PM  

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