Twenty-one things I would do if I ran the zoo, in this order:
Release Bradley Manning from prison (DONE!), and award him the Medal of Freedom.
Open the White House to the people who own it.
Move the capital to Des Moines, Iowa.
Tell the Secret Service to go on a long vacation.
Negotiate with the states to form a confederation, membership voluntary.
Convene a constitutional convention.
Place all units of the national guard under authority of the respective states.
Replace the current health care legislation with better health care legislation.
Remove all our military forces from countries where they are not welcome.
Disband the Central Intelligence Agency.
Disband every other intelligence agency.
Disband the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Revoke the government’s system for classifying information.
Stop all payments from the federal treasury to the states.
Stop all payments from the federal treasury to business firms.
Simplify federal tax laws.
Remove federal controls from all drugs.
Withdraw our military forces from countries where they are unwelcome.
Return war making power to the legislative branch.
Ensure business firms that practice fraud do not do so a second time.
Make the Federal Reserve Bank the treasury’s repository for cash accounts, and no more.
Commission trusted lieutenants to execute these changes.
That will do to start!
If I Ran the Zoo, Dr. Seuss, October 12, 1950
“So I’d open each cage. I’d unlock every pen, let the animals go, and start over again.”