Ok, I've updated the list of predictions I originally posted a week and a half ago.
-Abortion will be illegal in the USA by 2008.
-There will be two or three "Bali-bombing-sized" terrorist attacks on US soil in the next three years (That would have been true if Kerry had been elected, also)
-After said attacks, more Patriot Act-styled legislation will be enacted making the US more and more like a police-state but no more secure.
-The US will STILL be bogged down in occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, and will be engaged in military actions in at least one other country (Syria, Iran).
-Korea will still be the biggest threat to the world's safety and security and will not be confronted.
-There will be a draft, of sorts, to give the Army enough man-and-womanpower to wage all the various military actions.
-The VAST majority of those drafted will come from people who did NOT vote for Bush.
-Affirmative Action will be illegal nationally.
-Despite votes in numerous states that show the public wants the opposite, prohibition and prosecution of Marijiuanna will increase and toughen.
-Absinence-based "education" will be enforced on a national level, or at least attempted (maybe some judges somewhere will be able to fight it).
-The number of unwanted pregnancies will increase (directly related to above piece)
-The number of uninsured children (with WORKING parents) will increase.
-Americans' safety at home and abroad will decrease (was probably true if KErry had been elected, too).
-Various instances of Christianity being forced on the public as the nations Unofficial, official religion will increase (posting of biblical passages in public schools and govt buildings).
-Court cases arising from the above instances will INcrease the zealotry of the "religious right" and close the distance between church and state even further.
-Somewhere, someone will try to bring suit to force a school that has posted the Ten Commandments to post the Five pillars of Islam, or some other religion's mythology (yes, this did already happen--AFTER I wrote a spoof about it--somewhere in Alabama, but it got almost NO press) and rather than raise awareness of the hypocricy and unconstitutionality of the posting of the original material, it will only serve to INcrease the zealotry of the "religious right" and close the distance between church and state even further.
-It will become easier and easier to purchase deadlier and deadlier guns
-Note sure about this one...but IF terrorists do stage an attack using guns, they'll do so using legally-obtained weapons, and the press will completely ignore the fact that John Ashcroft protected their right to do so.
-In the next four years a woman will DIE from complications occurring during birth which could have been prevented with a dialation and extraction proceedure ("partial birth abortion")
OR A doctor will save his patient's life using a D&E and face prosecution and jail time.
-We may even see a national law (at the behest of the Scalia Supreme Court) like the ones in Kansas and Kentucky that say students--in PUBLIC school--cannot be taught the theory of evolution (because it's offensive to Christians, who think "science" doesn't go beyound disembowling chickens and divinating from their innards), or if they ARE taught it, the theory of "creation science" must be given EQUAL time.
-On the same note...some industrious person might try to bring suit saying that if the christian creation myth is taught in school, then the muslim one, the jainist one, the hindu one...etc must be too. This, like other cases mentioned in my original post on this thread, rather than waking anyone up to the hypocrisy and danger of the original edict, will only galvanize the fundamentalist christian minority and make them more intent on their mission.
The USA will be found guilty by the World Court again (yes, again...most poeple in the US aren't aware that the reason the US doesn't recognize the World Court is because it was found guilty in 1986--and immidiately removed the recognition which it had given the court in 1946--for terrorizing Nicaragua) and George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld with literally scoff at the news.
-The Republican-led Congress will take decisive action againt the nations involved, changing the name of "double-dutch" jump-roping, Belgian waffles, and "French kissing" to "double-democracy", "Liberty waffles", and "freedom-kissing" respectively.
OK...now for some less-sure, longer term predictions, if we end up with eight years of Jeb after W and the 30-60 years of "dark ages" under the edicts of the Scalia Supreme Court:
-People in the "progressive states" (my term: the Northeast and Northwest with Illionois and possibly Wisconsin and Minnesota thrown in) will seriously debate secession as an option to free themselves from the "United States of Jesus" (my term). This will be completely unsuccessful, of course, and some of them will probably be jailed for such talk.
-People in the progressive countries of Europe will begin to debate mounting a military opposition to the US to stop them from destablizing ANOTHER nation (at this point, the world would likely consist of terrorist-infested wastelands in the former Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and possible some other places) by invading it and then leaving it in shambles. This discussion will not get beyond the realm of fringe groups and "radicals", though, because Europe will still have nowhere near the military strength of the US. ON that same note...many people in the US will continue to follow a "might makes right" mentality and believe that the fact that no one can stand up to the US militarily is just proof that it is "God's country" (NOT my term).