Any five things that I wanted, regardless of what I could actually (legally) do as President?
1. Protect marriage equality with the force of law in every state or territory under U.S. law.
2. Decimate the power of banks over economic regulations and policy.
3. Immediately end the Cuban embargo. We ought to be ashamed of the institutional arrogance and pettiness of el bloqueo. Allow Cuba to belong to Cubans, including Guantanamo Bay (I’d shut down that facility, too, since the President who said he would obviously won’t).
4. Either abrogate the 22nd Amendment or institute term limits on the Congress and Judiciary. Term limits on the Presidency without term limits on the other two branches of government is clearly a separation of powers issue. And if term limits are necessary (and if they were extended to the other two branches of the federal government in order to establish a true balance of power), I’d make the President’s term five-to-seven years long and not eligible for re-election.
5. Build high-speed rail lines — for passenger service and commercial/cargo service — nationally. And I mean a massive project — not a “study”, not any sort of beta testing, but a ridiculous investment in the infrastructure throughout the country in order to make high-speed rail a priority, and as accessible regionally as the interstate highway system is.
And not too long after accomplishing those five things, I’d quickly privatize the postal service, demilitarize police forces throughout the country, abolish the death penalty, legalize and regulate marijuana, and use my power and influence as the incumbent President to build a flourishing third party in order to weaken the two-party domination of American politics since the Civil War.
(I obviously wouldn’t be President for very long.)