When I Run My Own Country

When I Run My Own Country

Don’t you sometimes look around your world and just want to fix stuff? I mean we are all citizens of some place, yet we don’t often think about how everything could be made better if the people in charge did something about it. They have the reins on truly important items that make the world tick, why can’t they do something about the broken stuff? I guess my real question is: How could lives be made better for the good people and made harder for rotten people who behave badly? If somebody could figure it out, I would be so excited. There are places where culture allows for a great social safety net, and amazing equality in gender and balance for the people who earn the money versus people who can’t. They have great medical systems, education systems and even humane prisons. They aren’t all the same place and never at the same time. I have a plan, but I need to be the Queen Supreme Ruler of my own country for it to work. I have ideas and I think it would be an awesome place to live. If I had my own country, and made the rules, we would have the best of medical care, education and all that blah blah.. of course. My ideas are more about grass roots day to day stuff. For instance, I would start by making it super easy to have kids. After you take the “parenting licensing” course. There will be a bureau of parental competence and if you want to produce a child you need to pass a test, including a practical exam. During the final testing phase you will be put in a scenario involving either a corn diaper crisis or Grade 4 math with a crying child.  There may be multiple children to deal with during which time you could be asked to wallpaper with your spouse. If you can pass that test, you will be given a permit to begin fornicating with a fertility graduation certificate. I would establish a Ministry of Marital Skills. This is the place where you would come for a marriage licence, and to get schooled. No church, no vows, just courses that teach you some of the basics. We would run through those actual situations that turn couples into crazed rage monkeys, driving them into the eager arms of divorce lawyers. There would be classes in deciding on who drives, mows the lawn and how much salt to put on food. Specially trained counsellors will cover how to balance a chequebook so you both agree on the definition of “balance”. They will teach you both how to manage dual careers or how to make it...