Before I start this, let me just remind everyone that the new season of Lost is right around the corner. Tonight, they will be re-airing the season finale, but in ‘Pop-Up Video’ fashion. They will be popping up random facts that may have not been revealed on the show. I believe this will be a revealing of facts that have been revealed in the Missing Pieces, Alternate Reality Game, and the Lost Experience. That will be at 9pm tonight. Then tomorrow will be a recap episode, catching people up, which will be followed by the premier. That all starts at 8pm. And like always, I’ll be expecting you all to come here and share your initial reactions and your theories!
In honor of the political season, I’m looking for three laws you would pass. For sake of interesting posts, no anti-abortion, marriage laws, etc. Those are given. I want interesting laws.
1. Everyone should be able to take a test in order to vote. You should be able to answer questions about government, how it works, who is in it, and what you are voting on. Voting is a right that we have, but I don’t want people who don’t think about things voting. This would be eliminating the ignorant vote.
2. Voting for presidential elections should be by delegates, not states. I realize that this would mean politicians would be less likely to go to towns in the middle of nowhere, but I’m sick of two things: states where winner takes all, and people’s votes not counting. I realize some states do this, and it doesn’t make any sense not to. We’re trying to elect a president for the country, therefore everyone in the country should have an equal voice.
3. It should be easier to become a citizen. Now this one, I’m speaking largely from ignorance, and I fully admit that. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, lately, about what a Christian’s reaction should be to illegal immigration. I think too many Christians just take marching orders from a political party and don’t stop and think about what Christ would have them think on various issues. One of these topics is immigration. I’ve seen many people who claim to be Christians react against illegal immigration with hate.
I realize it is illegal, and obviously I don’t support that. But I don’t think that’s the issue. I think the issue is that it takes 8 years to be able to become a citizen. I’m not calling for amnesty, I’m just saying if it were easier, our economy would be more stable, and we’d have an influx of tax money that is being stolen from the system and mailed to South America. I hear politicians say that they are going to ship them all home, I hear Christians say that they are leeches on our system and fail to resemble any sort of compassion. We have a great country here, and we should rejoice with those that might be able to come here legally and take part in that. Instead of working on kicking them all out, only to have them come back in, lets think about how we can speed up the process of becoming a legal, tax-paying citizen.
I have some other laws that would be a good idea, but that’s it for now.