Do we need guns on this new planet? Every class wanted to ban private ownership of lethal weapons, but allow for possession of non-lethal weapons. A significant bloc of kids (entirely boys) maintained that lethal weapons are necessary for our protection from each other, while others tried to envision a future where we might learn to subdue, and possibly rehabilitate, deviant behavior rather than snuff it out.
Shall we establish a common language to erase for all time one barrier that separates us? Can we, in the same vein, combine our religious dogmas and devotions into a single vision of God that unites, rather than divides us? Can we free ourselves from the limitations of our earthly creeds and focus more on the roots of all religions and less on the branches?
Here were some particularly interesting proposals for this new planet: Tax tobacco and alcohol very heavily so that the people who indulge will be paying more of their fair share for the extra medical attention they’ll undoubtedly require.