Sunday, May 08, 2005

Question Of The Week, May 8, 2005

If you could change ONE thing to improve the Bush Administrations foreign or domestic policies what would you change? Feel free to explain how your change would be an improvement.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Captain Mike said...

Where do I start? In my humble opinion, virtually everything Bush has done is wrong. (Don't get me wrong, Kerry would have been no better.
I really can't pick just one thing about the Bush administration's policies that I would change. It's hard to find just one that has caused the most harm.
The only thing I can do is say what I would have done if it had been me elected last November. Too long to post here, I'll put it up on my site.

3:07 AM  
Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

Just one? Secure our borders with armed people for obvious reasons, national security being at the top of the list.

4:59 AM  
Blogger John said...

I'm with gun-toting the borders!

6:00 AM  
Blogger Markkind said...

Secure the borders, for sure

6:36 AM  
Blogger JOE B said...

I am going with everyone else and say secure our borders.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

I am going to say that in the Bush the elders administration I would have mandated that by the year 2005, we would be buying 50% less oil from other countries. So I guess that would have meant, creating an energy policy.

But in Dubya's administration...I would agree with securing the borders.

12:33 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

Please make it a point to stop at Eddie Willers site to see what he had to say in response to this weeks question in "If I Were King..."

Looks like a good deal of us agree on this, secure our borders!! Don't forget to stop by next Sunday for the Question Of The Week. Of course i will post other thoughts between now and then.

God Bless America, God Save the Republic.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

I would change the way he handles the press. By that, I would have him actually talk to the media and the public more often and in a manner that is not a controlled environment as many of his events tend to be. This would improve the country by proving that he stands behind what he says instead of making him seem so distrusting. Maybe openness and honesty would prove that he really IS the guy that Republicans say he is. That's the thing I would like to see.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Barry said...

I would strictly control the borders, hire the Minutemen full time, build a wall, trench, whatever it takes to secure the borders. The problem is twofold:

1. The illegals come here and become eligible almost immediately for government support. I don't like my tax dollars going to support all of these illegal aliens. What's even worse is the Mexican government is teaching them how to do it without getting caught.

2. Lax border control in this day and age is a very frightening proposition. The criminal and/or terrorist element that is making it's way over here is frightening and must be stopped no matter what the cost.

1:51 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

Change the leadership.

2:06 PM  
Blogger John C. A. Bambenek said...

That republicans in general would start acting like the party in power instead of being cowed by Democrats.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

As an after thought, I would change the way Bush, as the leader of the GOP, lets his Party try and bully the Democrats. Many Republicans think their Party is being cowed by Democrats but what it REALLY is, is the fact that many traditional Republicans have not forgotten what diplomacy is and they don't fully support the bully tactics that many NeoCons support. Wherever Republicans got the idea that the Party in charge should have absolute rule is a place that should be burned to the ground in a flaming pyre.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Jeff H said...

He needs to get serious about securing the borders. Slam the door on the flow of illegal aliens, no matter who it pisses off. Just do it, and let the results speak for themselves. And I wouldn't mind some sort of national ID card, either. He could circumvent the bitching and moaning by the states' opposition to current proposals (which are putting the onus on states to shore up their verifications procedures in doling out drivers licenses) by simply putting the national ID in place, and getting the FAA to require that card, instead of state drivers license, to board any plane (and take it further, too--must have national ID to get on a ship out of the country, on a bus--whatever). I'm a huge fan of privacy, but the national interest in security is compelling enough to allow some encroachment upon that truly non-Constitutional "right" (since the "right to privacy" was made up from whole cloth by the Supreme Court).

9:09 PM  
Blogger Whymrhymer said...

Securing the borders is a hell of a good idea and it's something that can still be done with good effect.

If I could sneak in a second improvement I'd say fix our awkward income tax system.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

Well first response would be with the masses here and secure those borders!!!!
Also though, I'm not fond of his plan for fixing social security at all. Not saying I have heard any other way I like either nor have I come up with any solutions myself but what I have heard doesn't sound like an answer.

6:10 AM  
Blogger Gindy said...

A great question. First, spending is out of control. He should be pushing a federal spending amendment. Next, we need to simplify the tax system. I prefer a fairtax but would be just as happy with a flat tax.

With regards to foriegn policy, we need to get out of the morally bankrupt UN.

Finally, secure our borders please. Please.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Chris Vallancourt said...

I'll have to go with relaxing the stranglehold on information that comes forth from the White House. From Dick Cheney's secret energy commission to the regular appearances of "Jeff Gannon" at White House press briefings, the administration has made a consistent and concerted effort to spread misinformation.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Jody said...

Secure the borders. I like John's response as well, regarding the Republican's acting like they are the dominant party. That would be nice too.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

Just protect our borders and tighten the immigration system. See

2:54 AM  

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