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Where to start? Where to start? So much would take more than a day.

First and foremost the elimination of all consensual vice crimes.

Gambling and Prostitution would be regulated and taxed. The moneys from the taxes would provide financial support for proper addiction programs and health screening for sex workers. Additional taxes raised would be used to contribute to the economic and social care of the areas where sponsored agencies of Gambling and prostitution lived.

This would in turn reduce organized crime in these sectors.

Second.. I would close BATF.

I would establish the following Agencies
Armaments and Weaponry. This agency would tax weaponry. Guns, swords, knives.
Background checks and registration of weapons considered potentially dangerous on a large scale.
Taxes would be used to promote positive education on weaponry use and respect. Taxes would also be used to clean up the registration process.

The FDA would be expanded to include the departments of:
Inhalables, Injectables, Consumables
A large scale effort would go into the process of rescheduling all food and drugs.
Currently illegal substances would be decriminilized but heftily taxed.
Proper education and addiction programs would be established.

Third: Motor Vehicle training would no longer be a joke.

Even the smallest car is a weapon potentially more dangerous that a pistol. All drivers would have a higher class of training and testing. Add on training would be available to certify in Higher speeds and multi tasking.

Fourth… I would flip the tax system.

We tend to pay 1% to the city, 2-3% to the county, 3-6% to the state, and 15-28% to the country.

This seems absolutely backwards.

The essential things our taxes should pay for should be on the local level.
Fire, Police, Schools, Infrastructure.

Louisiana shouldn’t have had to beg for money for Levies any more than Seattle should have to beg to fix the viaduct.

Driving violations are just over glorified taxation income to pay for police at this point. King county is more serious at jailing someone wanted on bench warrant for missing a mismailed summons for unpaid parking violations than tracking down violent crime offenders.

Your township would get the bulk of your tax money and it would feedback into where you live. You don’t get good enough service… you move somewhere else. And you take your tax funds with you.

The federal government should be protecting my borders, not defending me from which of my neighbors want to sleep together.

Class C Felonies

Caveat: This was posted on my behalf by request by someone who has electronic access to post on my behalf from outside Washington state without my password. I did not actually make this post. But the person didn’t have my password so I am not in violation of Washington State Law or LJ Terms of Service

If you haven’t heard by now, the Washington state gov’t rushed thru a law transforming not only any gambling on the internet, but summarily any discussion of wagers or gambling information.

By rushed thru I mean
January 17 : the law was proposed
February 3: Senate Labor Commitee added: knowingly transmitting or receiving wagers or other gambling information
February 14: passed bi-partisan with no opposing votes in the Senate
March 2: passed bi-partisan 93-5 in the House (now looping in i-net sales of Lottery tickets)
March 28: Signed into law by the Governor.

That is 86 days to write and pass a law. Remember that the next time your unemployed worker benefits run out.

Just to put it in perspective.. here is what a class C felony is in Washington
assault on a child in the third degree
custodial sexual misconduct in the first degree
third degree rape
four DUI’s in seven years
second degree assault
sex and labor trafficking
unlawful taking on endangered fish and wildlife
robbery (1 count)
animal fighting abuse.

The penalty for a class C felony is:

60 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

You can now add to that:
a 25 cent bet on PartyPoker

Granted, some might argue the penalty is more appropriate for going “all-in” before the flop with less than a pair of jacks in PartyPoker $5 + .50 tournament.

That being said…

Doesn’t this smack just a little of thought crime and violation of the right to free speech?

Edit: Ironically, no one from Washington can actually comment on this post as that would be an example of discussing Gambling in the state and they would be liable for a Class C felony.