- Sep 30, 2019
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- American Dreamland
Caveat, outside of Covid. Mine would be criminal justice reform, inclusive of ending the war on drugs.
undoing all those terrible executive orders that trump made over the years.
getting those refuges of out the cages
I read this morning that they are wasting no time with the EO's and that one will be issued on Day 1.
Covid, Covid and Covid.
After that, I really want to see some major reforms in how we govern to reduce the benefit of obstruction and divisiveness. In the last 4 years we've seen that our nation is too reliant on traditions and norms and the assumption that those in office respect the institutions.
We need to see the power of the Executive Branch greatly reduced, better walls between the White House and DOJ, IG's that are appointed and report to Congress, a reduction in the power of The Speaker of the House, tighter control of the purse strings by Congress, limiting of Executive Orders to times when there has been an official emergency declaration and many other things.
Biden can't fix what ales us, but he can go down as the President who spearheaded some serious reform in how government operates and moves us away from allowing and rewarding power centralized in so few people. That could be his legacy.
Its my understanding that IGs are typically career types who have a lot of independence and not typically partisans. There always is some partisan influence in given positions, but it's not typical across the board. I agree 100% that DOJ and more specifically the FBI has to be insulated from influence, not only from the WH, but Congress as well. Congress already wields a lot of power via subpoena and the purse.
Covid is the only answer here... outside of that - General Unity and breaking division.
4.) Health Care Reform.
Reinstate the environmental protections Trump has removed.