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If you could legislate by johnnythemonkey on 15 February 2007 9:21pm
Stay in the realms of reality.

I would go for an integrated transport policy that got trucks of the roads and onto trains.Also a massive spend on public transport,that would allow people to leave their cars at home,thereby relieving the stress of rush hour traffic and probably leading to a more productive workforce.And a reduction in lost time at work and prescriptions for anti-depressants.
I believe that major public works could help the environment and improve peoples lives.
I think a good example is America spending it's way out of the depression of the 1930's.

Is this sensible enough for you Ellerd?
Re: If you could legislate by Ken Dunn on 15 February 2007 11:13pm
I'd like to see more engineers, doctors, policemen and accountants become politicians, then we would have people who know what they are talking about managing the country properly.
Re: If you could legislate by Sophie-Louise on 16 February 2007 1:09am
creme eggs would be totally free!!!

oh and more public transport blah blah blah...
Re: If you could legislate by canaveralgumby on 16 February 2007 2:02am
1. All car alarms would be illegal effective immediately and would have to removed. No more manufacturing of car alarms allowed.

2. Unless you are an OB/GYN with high-risk patients, your cell phone WILL be CONFISCATED at the entrance to all theaters and restaurants.

3. I would work for world peace.

In that order.
Re: If you could legislate by Robron on 16 February 2007 2:56am
Selling and smoking cigarettes would be criminal!
Re: If you could legislate by Lounge Trekker on 16 February 2007 3:22am
Noise levels and driving speeds of the few private vehicles allowed to be operated on public roads will be stringently regulated. Mileage driven by citizens is legislated to only a few kilometres a week. Public transit will become the main method of commuting and 'pleasure driving' will no longer be allowed.

This would make walking and cycling more attractive with all the well known physiological and psychological benefits. The reduced number of private vehicles will allow pedestrians to enjoy being where they are, and the lower speed will encourage safety on the road, reduce stress and contribute to a happier, healthier society.

The lowered emission of pollutants and greenhouse gases will extend our civilization's life expectancy.

Lounge Trekker
Re: If you could legislate by Godfather on 16 February 2007 3:37am
Interesting replies, because it shows the differing approaches to rule. Such as the "takers" and the "givers". Folks who would start "cracking down" on things, and the folks who would start "giving" things. Some would operate by beating with a stick. Others would operate by a carrot on the stick. The later works best. Tony Blair has been trying to do the former, for years, and this country is well and truly sick of it. Do you know that Labour has introduced 3,000 new laws since 1997? Sorry, I'm going WAY off topic now :D
Re: If you could legislate by Lounge Trekker on 16 February 2007 4:06am
Do you think, Godfather, that people will ever learn to care <at all> about the physical and psychological comfort of those outside their vehicle? Will money-hungry 'go-getters' drive less to extend the pleasantly enjoyable life of our planet?

I think what you suggest is not just the legislation of common sense, but mandatory feelings of compassion, even empathy.

Much as I'd like to entertain that fantasy and have 'faith in mankind'...I'd have to say it might take rules and regulations!

Lounge Legislator
Re: If you could legislate by kazzzz on 16 February 2007 4:12am
You wouldn't have to wait 67 years in this shite country for the simplest of medical procedures when you're not filthy stinking rich .
Re: If you could legislate by Robron on 16 February 2007 4:20am
I guess D. Godfather is a smoker. Pity.
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