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I believe we can all agree that the past seven years have been pure Hell (and I mean Hell of the most Satanic form).

There is no way that the Democratic candidates running for president (even Kucinich) could do everything we want to bring us back to where we were before Bush took office and wreaked havoc on our nation.

That said, I recently came across a comment, which caught my attention:

Kucinich would be like the guy standing at his front door while two armed burglars tried to force their way in--trying to talk them into gun control.  I agree with his economics, but the real job right now is for everyone to get together around the word "freedom."  Without the freedom, you can never get the social policies you want without violent revolution.  Cry freedom, or cry revolution, because there is no in between.  We have a constitutional basis to attain freedom peaceably.  We do not have such a basis to attain just economic and social policy against impending fascism without violence.  We can convince Americans to vote for freedom.  We cannot convince them to vote for socialism.

That's a reasonable argument arguing that even though Kucinich might reform the economy, he will never restore the 2nd amendment in America so people can really have the right to bear arms or revolt as the Founding Fathers "intended" and so he will never vote for Kucinich.

But to this person, I ask, "What would you like to see done ideally speaking by the next president and in what order would you like these things done in?" 

I open this up to all of OpEdNews.

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If Obama, Clinton, Edwards, or Kucinich was elected, ideally what would you like he or she to do as president and in what order? 

Create a to-do list. 

Would you like the next president to restore civil liberties before moving towards energy independence?

Would you like the next president to fix the immigration problem before making sure Roe v. Wade is not threatened?

Would you like the economy to be fixed before the media is reformed?

I doubt any of us will agree but through our disagreements I am sure we will learn something. And who knows, there may be more similarities in our lists than we could have ever expected

After seven years of what I will call "this sh*t" (excuse me), I think we deserve to have one of those communal hippie-ish moments here where we get all dreamy and wishy-washy all because we believe in freedom, peace, and sustainability in America's future.

If we didn't believe things should and in fact could be better, we wouldn't write here and comment. We would just vegetate in front of the boob tube.


I look forward to your lists. Thanks.  


Kevin Gosztola is a writer and curator of Firedoglake's blog The Dissenter, a blog covering civil liberties in the age of technology. He is an editor for OpEdNews.com and a former intern and videographer for The Nation Magazine.And, he's the (more...)

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