If I was President

If you were President of the United States, what would be your first act in office?

First of all, let me preface this by saying that I can’t believe that I am posting this. I highly dislike talking about politics, and to be honest, I’m actually afraid of some of the comments that I might get from this post.

Second, a dream of being President is about as far away from any desirable occupation that I can possibly imagine. There is way too much stress and responsibility involved. Being President ages someone fast. Just look at the last few Presidents we’ve had at the beginning and end of their 4 or 8 year terms and see how much they aged in that time period. I can’t imagine why anyone would truly WANT to be President. Not me!

But the question isn’t if I WANT to be President.

If I were President of the Unites States, my first project would be working on the budget and attempting to balance it to cut down on borrowing money just to keep running the country. Sounds simple, eh? Well, I have no doubt that it’s incredibly complicated, which is why I say that it would be a project to work on, not an act to pass immediately. This would probably include limiting our military presence in foreign countries, and only staying in the areas that are a direct threat to our country.

My first act would be to allow marriage equality between two consenting adults, regardless of sex or gender. I’m a Christian, and I grew up in a Christian home, however I don’t feel that marriage must be between a man and a woman. I don’t like calling it ‘gay marriage’, either, because really it’s just marriage no matter who the partners are. I don’t believe that allowing people who want to make a commitment to one another will destroy the sanctity of marriage when the sanctity of marriage wasn’t perfect even before some states allowed marriage to all. I don’t believe that churches should be forced to support or condone this, but they should be given the choice whether or not they would perform marriage ceremonies.

Are you still reading? This is really tough for me to write, because I usually avoid most political questions, conversations or debates. If you want to comment and say that I’m wrong or crazy or out of my mind, I probably won’t comment back. I’m not writing this for a debate. This is just my own thoughts and opinions. I am far from qualified to be President or to make these kinds of decisions for the people of my country.

Do you think you would be a good President? What changes would you make? What would you keep the same?

During the month of November, I am participating in the National Blog Posting Month, also known as NaBloPoMo, hosted by BlogHer. Most likely I am following these suggested prompts, but I might just get crazy and change things up every once in a while. I’m one wild and crazy gal! 

NaBloPoMo November 2012

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3 thoughts on “If I was President

  1. You are neither wrong nor crazy. Thank you for a well-thought-out position and post. I’m always hopeful when I see people recognize that basic civil rights are more important than theological positions. Yay you!!

    • Thank you for your encouraging words. I really was very nervous about posting this. There’s been so much negativity around other people’s opinions regarding this election. I just want everyone to get along! 🙂

  2. Pingback: NaBloPoMo: November 2012 « Nearly Missed It

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