Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer

Last night... and my hopes for the future

I'm disappointed with this, this and this -- but otherwise last night looks like a success.

Some things I'd like to see the new administration introduce/implement in the USA over the course of the next four years:
  • A ban on unreasonable searches and seizures by government, including an end to illegal wiretapping.
  • Proper separation of the roles of the legislature, executive and judiciary, with a set of accompanying checks and balances to enable each branch to restrain abuse by the others.
  • A prompt charge, access to due process, and a speedy trial -- or swift release and compensation -- for all people arrested, and an end to cruel and unusual punishments.
  • Equality of opportunity for all people, including a resolution of the three disappointments I've listed above.
In short, I'd like to see a president-elect who can say "I [...] will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States"... and mean it.

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