|Last night... and my hopes for the future
||[Nov. 5th, 2008|11:47 am]
this, this and this -- but otherwise last night looks like a success.I'm disappointed with |
Some things I'd like to see the new administration introduce/implement in the USA over the course of the next four years:
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.
- 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.