This summer, I had the honor and privilege to attend Boy's State, put on by the American Legion. While I was there, I successfully ran for Governor. Right after my race, Judge Pete Johnson handed me a "Governor's Challenge". This year, the challenge was to rescue the struggling Alabamian economy and fix the structural deficit in 48 hours, while passing the plan through the AL House and Senate.
Now that the state is already buzzing about bills that could hit the floor in Montgomery in this coming session, I am anxious and excited to send our plan to leaders in Montgomery. I know that this is a very ambitious plan with some populistic/progressive highlights to it, but it passed under a Governor that posts on LIA, despite having a heavy Republican electorate (over 2/3).
Soon and very soon, the leaders of Alabama's today will have to answer the same questions that the leaders of Alabama's tomorrow (75th Boys State Delegates). "Will we divide our state's citizens socially first? or will we decide to unite them economically first?" "Will we be contempt with ranking 49th in everything other than football, obesity, and childhood illiteracy, thus spriniging 'Thank God for Mississippi'? or will we work together to bring so much good change and progress for ALL Alabamians that when all is said and done, that motto will be transformed to 'Thank God for California, New York, Texas, and Ohio' for being such great sports when they come in second behind Alabama.
Here is the link to the plan my cabinet and I passed:
Please let me know what you think. Maybe all of it can't pass in Montgomery, but any of it passing would be a win for my generation and a win for the brotherhood of the 75th AL Boys State.