I was going to explore political ideologies and see what they were about and which one fit me, but that turned out to be tedious and boring. They’re all shades along a continuum and there’s no way to nail down, for instance, the difference between paleoconservatism and traditionalist conservatism without getting into a Clintonian grammatical argument.
So, taking the idea from Russell Longcore’s FRONA, and in the narcissistic tradition of blogging, I am going to take over the US and install myself as Caesar Egregio. I will remake the federal government in my own utopian mold and usher in an era of puppy dogs and rainbows for my loyal subjects!
[Note to NSA, I am only doing this as a thought exercise, not in real life!]
First, my basic assumptions:
1) Man is not a rational animal. Man is an emotional animal who looks to rationalize his emotional decisions and opinions.
2) In any given population, half will be below average in intelligence, half will be below average in motivation, half will be below average in integrity. For any metric, half of the population will be below average and some will be below average in all. The reverse is also true.
3) The nature of man is evil:
20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. 21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.” (Mark 7:20-23)
4) This is the final (and most important!) assumption:
Every man wants an economy with enough large corporations that, as a consumer, he can take advantage of low prices offered by economies of scale, but with economic room for him to start a business and make his fortune.
Every man wants enough government to guaranty what he considers to be enough safety and security, but not so much government that it becomes intrusive.
Every man wants a social order that will allow him to do what he wants, but will prevent others from doing what he disagrees with.
Working from these simple assumptions I, Caesar Egregio, will solve all humanity’s ills. Forward to the Glorious Revolution! [Glorious Revolution is a registered trademark of Egregio Enterprises, all rights reserved ]
I, Caesar Egregio, being of sound mind and ego, do hereby state that, the existing Constitution of the united States, in its present form, shall be in effect and any changes to be made will be specifically listed. Should any changes made to the Constitution cause discord with other parts of the Constitution not yet changed,take a deep breath and remember this is all fantasy and even in the real world such complications arise.
Specifics to follow.