Jason Mraz checked on his blog at MySpace (@jasonmraz), answering 12 questions from fans, including what he’d do first if he was the U.S. President. Mraz responded:
As hypothetical president of the United States, I would remove guns from personal/protective use. Even hunters would have to get creative and use spit balls or something, as guns would no longer be allowed for their sport. I would also remove guns from the media. No movies, television, or video games would be allowed to show them. I think removing firearms from the social consciousness would quickly bring about new thought.
In my opinion, the material age is over, and we are fast approaching an era of giving and sharing. But, some won’t give up their goods and space without a fight, and I worry that he with the most ammo will win. The US bullies other countries about WMD’s while it is us who have more than 7000 nuclear missiles and warheads, more than any other country on the planet.
The next thing I would do with all the money saved on not making weapons, is invest in education, building more schools and hiring more teachers AND raising their salaries. It is important for teachers to be provided for and to feel inspired to do their selfless duty, that of raising intelligent, caring, creative, and connected souls.
And third, as President of these United Shapes, I would focus on clean water and chemical free natural foods. The better we eat and drink, the less likely we are to get cancer and require a lifetime of medical attention. Health and vitality lives in all of our hearts. We just have to know how to tap into it. Our bodies are born to work perfectly, we just need better access to real food; food that isn’t wrapped in plastic, made by a machine, or smothered in chemicals.
Do I have your vote?