What will the next TARGET be?
The first thing first! Goodbye to the HYPHEN. HYPHEN you've created a house divided. You've stopped the assimilation of immigrants from many into one by giving them permission to remain separate. You've promoted the idea that our culture is ripe for many languages not a uniquely American brand of English to be part of our great society. You've made it a necessary evil to name all who disagree a bigot or worse. You've made your way into our lexicon in ways no one ever dreamed possible. It is time for you to go BAN THE HYPHEN!!!
Everyone says to put the Confederate Flag in a Museum... well hell, let's just ban museums. We don't need them anyway. We have the internet. Isn't that what Al Gore invented it for... I mean really? Just pack all that stuff up and sell it to some rich dude in Hollywood and use the real estate for Homeless Shelters. Our children will be perfectly happy using their iPhones and iPads to look at photos of historical artifacts and documents in the comfort of their home of classroom, and think of all the fossil fuel that will be saved from not having to send them on field trips, not to mention the liability for potential harm that could come to them should they be killed, maimed, or otherwise damaged from viewing some unforeseen event too graphic to describe. Museums are stuffy and are for "Old People". The internet is Cool and when you're bored with Pocahontas and Patrick Henry you can go kill aliens. They'll have all sorts of virtual nastiness to see, the Nazis, the Confederates, the Soviets, you name it... it's all there, no brick and mortar required. BURN ALL THE FLAGS & THE BOOKS TOO... Amazon needs the business.
Next we need to have an Article VI (5) Constitutional Convention to set aside some of the perks Congress has taken for itself over the past century or so. First among that list would be Term Limits. At one time I foolishly believed like our founders elections were term limits, but Congress has "rigged the system" in ways that have Jefferson and Madison spinning faster than dynamometers in their respective graves with the use of gerrymandering and other political trickery that guarantees them a nearly endless return to their seat of power once elected. Second would be a secession of benefits for members of Congress (House and Senate - both make up Congress contrary to popular belief) give them health insurance while they're in office, beyond that, they're on their own. The list here is quite nasty but I believe the point is that the power of Congress needs to be restrained in a manner that forces it to reflect the intent of the founding document and the States should be returned to a more prominent role in resolving the issues of the day. Some would like to see a return to appointed Senate seats as originally set forth by the Constitution, this would tend to be more reflective of the representation of State Governments and not that of political machines, along with term limits this is a logical and reasonable return to a republican (small R) form of government. Note we are not a pure democracy (small D).
On the subject of Education, we need to Ban the Public Teacher's Unions. If you don't teach you need to GTFO... that simple. When your primary negotiation position is "You Don't Care About the Children" it's a 99% chance the lie is pretty big there. Maybe the teachers care a lot... those thugs that run the front office don't give a wit about the little sniveling naves in the classroom, or their little dogs named Toto either. So No Tenure just for showing up. Oh don't worry... For you layers upon layers of mid level management... Bye-Bye too, if you can't be justified in a direct support role for educating a child you've got no business being in the business of education. We spend far too much to get crappy results. We're behind not one or two countries in the world, we're behind a dozen and in some cases 20 countries. That doesn't say much for the effectiveness of our system. While the school systems need serious reform they can't be the "target" of all the blame. A good portion of that needs to go to the Parents of the students for not following up on their children and not participating in their children's education in a meaningful way. No one is off the hook here.
While I'm beating up Education... We need to ban Protest signs. People are ignorant and are not taught to spell properly in the bullshit excuses for public schools we send them to... it's embarrassing to send images of protesters around the world that can't spell what they are protesting against. That's just offensive.
We need to ban the Shoe Police at Airports. Do you know how many people have stinky feet? Do you know how many old people can't tie their own shoes? Do you know how many shoe bombs have been found since people have been forced to take off their shoes at airports? TSA isn't answering any of these questions. It's the nation's largest employer of people with foot fetishes. To date however... no reported incidents of explosive shoes. Stop that shit now!.
We need to ban Global Warming & Climate Change alarmists from the public square, yes that includes TV and Radio. Until hell freezes over they have not much to report. So far they've been blissfully wrong about all their predictions. I'm still trying to figure out how the glaciers melted without the help of cow farts and tractor trailer exhaust...but I digress. Besides a few major volcanic eruptions or one pretty good size asteroid in the right place and their theory is shot all to hell anyway. This is also true in the event of a nuclear war. Iran will sell a nuke to someone. Sorry Al Gore, you lose.
Ethanol... gotta ban that. Uses too much energy to produce and causes artificially high prices of corn which drives up the cost of food for poverty stricken people at home and abroad. That's settled science -no debate move on.
We need to ban all the Bullshit Wars...Congress last declared war to get us into World War II nothing since. Take you bullshit war and shove them... Got a cause... make it a war... No More!!! War on Poverty - Epic Fail, War on Drugs - Epic Fail, War on Cancer... my mother and lots of friends and relatives are dead... the jury is still out. The War on Women - pure unadulterated bullshit. Currently there is a War on male rapists on college campuses - Duke, UVA, now Amherst... How's that working out for ya??? Hope and Change Much - another Epic Fail. Even when there's a basis for something that could have merit, activist with their take no prisoners methods destroy any hope of credibility and have set back this cause perhaps irreversibly.
Then there's Poor Alexander Hamilton is already been TARGETED to come off of the $10 bill. The original bill moving through Congress had taken aim at Andrew Jackson on the Twenty Dollar Denomination, but the Secretary of the Treasury poo pooed that idea in favor of all the people to pick, the man that designed our monetary system would be the last likely candidate. Why not dump Abe Lincoln, he's got a monument and used to have a National holiday in his honor. It's not like he'll be forgotten. He wasn't even a founding father. All he really did was preside over the deadliest period of political strife in our country's history and get assassinated for his efforts. Well he did free the Slaves and give us the Income tax so there is at least one good thing there. Regardless, a the Five Dollar Bill is a much more people friendly denomination. We could just scrap old white men altogether and use pictures of National Parks. I vote for that before Global warming floods them or burns them out of existence.
Let's not forget the dreaded Washington Redskins are still a TARGET because its hateful and racists and promotes ill will amongst every native American that ever received a survey question. The owner Daniel Snyder has told the Congress to go screw themselves and they stripped him of his trademark, for now... this is the 2nd time, the first since he's been owner. The courts thought otherwise, but hey its just a Constitution. Washington will be the first of many if the politically incorrect crowd gets its way... Cleveland, Atlanta, San Diego, and every college, high school, and little league team down the line. So far at least Notre Dame is safe but I have a feeling that Leprechaun's days are numbered. It's a hate symbol to all good drunk Irishmen. Away with you bloody little green man!
Perfume and Cologne... Well lets ban that. Olfactory offensiveness is just as bad as visual offensiveness. If you have bad Body Odor of any sort you must report to a hygiene re-education seminar and be certified clean before returning to your workplace or other public venue.
Sushi... well that is just a public nuisance. It promotes the spread of all sorts of ocean born diseases and kills off far too many "potentially endangered" species of fish. Only Tofu Sushi should be permitted. Save our ocean fisheries!!!
Have I crossed over into the pretty much ridiculous? Well, that's for you to decide... the point is there is no end to where things will end when the politically incorrect crowd gets started. They are instrumentalist. They started with cigarette smoking in airplanes in the 70's, first just 2 hour flights, then it just expanded until there was none. That wasn't enough... it went to public buildings, then private buildings, now even some outdoor venues. Is smoking bad for you, pretty much certainly yes... are they hypocrites? You bet your ass... They'll ban where you smoke but they won't ban tobacco. You see tobacco comes with a "Sin Tax" and that tax even though it is dwindling is worth millions of dollars to the coffers of Federal, State, and Local governments. It's okay if it kills you as long as you pay up. They really don't give a shit about you, they just don't want to be bothered with your smoke and they still want your money so they can laugh behind your back. They're moving toward the same thing with Alcohol, but too many of them still need that to calm their nerves when they run short of the prescriptions they've been popping, or to get chill after one too many Starbucks. A few years back a certain Senator from Vermont tried to put a 1,000% tax on Ammunition as a back door ban to certain weapons. Fortunately for America he couldn't get it passed out of his own committee and he was the Chairman. All is not lost...but it could be if we don't keep a watchful eye. You can be sure they're watching you.