I would…

o Order the heads of the military to immediately commence an orderly and rapid withdrawal of all troops and equipment from Iraq and Afghanistan.

o Issue a formal, succinct apology to the people of Iraq for all acts of violence and coercion under the aegis of George Bush and his cronies, and formally disavow those acts.

o Order the heads of military to plan orderly and rapid closure of all military bases outside the borders of the United States and its possessions, including the return of all troops, the return of all equipment that is practical, and to execute the immediate sale or destruction of all weapons and defense systems that cannot be transported within a 90-day period.

o Issue a blanket pardon for all non-violent drug offenders

o Issue an executive order invalidating any past, present or future law that infringes upon the personal liberty to choose to import, grow, manufacture, carry, sell or consume any consumable substance as a matter of informed choice. This would in no way shield drug users from consequences of actions taken while under the influence of drugs.

o Order the closure of Guantanimo Bay and the transfer and release of all prisoners to their country of origin, or to asylum in the US if they prefer

o Issue at least one executive order to strike down one of the myriad unconstitutional laws violating the bill of rights

o Issue at least one executive order to strike down one of the myriad unconstitutional laws that does not pass muster under the enumerated congressional powers

o Issue at least one executive order to strike down one of the myriad unconstitutional laws that depends upon the topsy-turvy interpretation of the commerce clause

o Issue at least one executive order to have a supreme court judge arrested for violating the constitutional oath they swore as part of their office. I’d probably choose Scalia to go first, based on his nonsensical assertion in Heller that the government has the authority to tell citizens where they may carry arms.

o Issue at least one executive order to have a congressman arrested for violating the constitutional oath they swore as part of their office. For the first one of these, I’d probably choose the top sponsor of the bill that attempted to suspend habeas corpus, I think it was in the Military Commissions Act.

o At the end of the day, I’d make a short fireside-style speech explaining the difference between coercive, arbitrarily exercised government power, and authorized use of power as delegated to the government by the constitution. I’d go on to say that I consider it my job to defend the country and its possessions at their borders from foreign military aggression; to undo as much harm as possible that has been caused by out of control, coercive, unauthorized exercise of federal and state government power; to restore the income, property and liberties taken from US citizens by previous state and federal government misdeeds; to restore *authorized* power to the states, while reminding them they are absolutely bound by the bill of rights and other constitutional direction specifically to them; and finally, I would talk to the citizens about personal liberty and personal responsibility, explaining the concept that their right to exert personal power ends where another person’s body, property and family begin. I would state my intent to focus the government on the jobs of providing and maintaining transport and communications infrastructure, education, and healthcare in an environment where the greatest possible safety and security of the individual, property and family from aggression from any quarter was assured. I’d announce my intent to institute a program that assured any individual a safe bed, practical clothing, and (extremely) basic sustenance, should they fall through to the bottom of the country’s economic system.

o Then I’d duck into the white house, batten down the hatches, and get to work. I expect going outside would get me shot, so I wouldn’t. I’d just do my job. I’m sure that four years of desk work wouldn’t be enough to undo the unbelievable mess that the government has created anyway, and even if it was, one would have to be careful that the cure didn’t cause intolerable disruption, and frankly, that would be very, very tough.