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Sunday, September 25, 2005

My Dream Country

I’d be a very happy person if I lived in a country with the following characteristics:

-The country’s constitution based upon liberal democracy and not just democracy. Besides the ballot box, the constitution should guarantee ultimate personal freedom. No elected entity can undermine this freedom.

-Total freedom of expression, religion, movement, and assembly.

-Complete separation between religion and politics. In other words “Parliament shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” It can’t be clearer than that. No religion should rule over people.

-Religion exists only in private homes and places of worship.

-Government only recognizes civil courts marriage contracts. It’s not the government’s business if you involved whatever religion in your marriage.

-Students at school study all religions and not just their own. A course called “Religions Education” should be taught. Students should learn about Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddism, and Confucianism. This will broaden the mind of the kid and make him/her more tolerant towards the other creatures sharing this planet.

-Private schools with a religious background (Jesuits, Islamic schools, yeshivas, etc) should incorporate the full curriculum of the state. No government funding goes to those schools.

-Prostitution should be legalized but only in a restricted known area. If prostitution was banned, it will simply appear underground. Tehran has one of the largest prostitution industries in the region and its all under the nose of the Mullahs. No prostitute should appear outside the restricted area.

- No discrimination against homosexuals and lesbians. However, they should forget about getting legally married and adopting kids.

-Abortion to be a criminal offense (1 year in jail). Nobody asked the baby whether it wants to die or not. If you didn’t take the pill or wear a condom then you should bear the consequences of your negligence.

-Economy to be an open economy with minimum government intervention to sustain the poor.

-Graffiti, littering, verbally harassing a female on the street, and drunk driving to be punishable by law.


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