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If you could write one new law, what would it be?
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When I was a kid, I thought becoming a lawyer would be the greatest thing. As I paid more attention to the profession and what goes on, the less likeable the field became. Certainly there are good people fighting the good fight out there, but they face so many who stand in direct opposition to real fairness and equity. Unfortunately, there are regular people who back it, saying we can’t legislate this or that because that’s a slippery slope or it removes freedom. I’ve also grown to recognize this enabling as part of a warped co-dependency to personality disorders.
I do not understand wanting to enforce religious belief into law or other unethical ideas. One has to be mighty careful what they put into law and be able to discern outcomes well down the road before they go ahead. I do not envy lawmakers. Neither the fights they face helping constituents, nor the forces working to corrupt them are appealing job tasks. Few seem to evade the eventual corruption, and end up having done little good. And, the masses are ready to feed on you the moment you step the slightest out of line.
If I had to pick, one thing, it would be a toss up between a universal healthcare law or comprehensive changes to address climate change. These two issues are the biggest things facing my part of the world, climate being universal across the planet. Other than that, I’d be interested in legislating something that addresses income inequality, creating better wages for everyone, instead of subpar wages that have remained at a buying power on par with fifty years ago.
We have no second planet to run to, nor the technology if we did. People shouldn’t be denied care. And, everyone should have thriving wages, as that’s the gasoline of the economy. It’d be really hard to decide which of these I’d like to bring into being more. They’re even intertwined (ill health is caused by environmental factors and poverty/low wages). The truth is, we can’t just do one of them and then expect everything to be great. Likely, I’d choose climate, alleviating environmental issues that are causing health issues, including starvation/malnutrition. Hopefully, somehow, the others would follow, and bring prosperity and health to the world–not just my nation.
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P.J. MacLayne says
It goes back to the saying that power corrupts. We’ve all seen people start with good intentions and then get carried away. It’s human nature.
Captain Maiel says
Stevie Turner says
All the topics you write about are important for sure, and all need stringent laws passed. Income inequality, especially the gender pay gap, needs to be addressed first. So many men are paid more than women for doing the same or a similar job. Low wages cause poverty and then ill health usually follows. The UK’s Equal Pay Act of 1970 is a total farce.
Captain Maiel says
So agree with you! poverty is a major cause of health problems, and, of course, unfair wages are a root of poverty.