At game start Cannabis is legalized. In the US today IRL cannabis is a schedule one drug, treated no differently than heroin.
Rubber bullets are used quite extensively in the US, I would recommend the start position be closer to 50%
Patriotism is incredibly high, I would think this value should be closer to 60%-70% at start
There is no national sales tax in the US, this policy probably should not be active at start
The US currently has quite significant oil drilling subsidies, this policy should probably be active at 30%-40% at start
The US flag is everywhere, this should probably be active at start at a low level at least
The US is notorious for its use of drones, this should definitely be active at 75% or more at start
The US has a fairly significant border barrier on the southern barrier, this should probably be at 33% or so at game start
The US Coast Guard patrols the water around the US and routinely seizes ships carrying drugs/ humans. Should definitely be active at the start at >50%
The US has a pretty extensive anti tobacco campaign, should be active at start around 50%
The US has extensive tax breaks for married couples so much so that it is a common joke that people get married simply for tax reasons. Should be active at start ~75%
Currently in the US if you are within 100 miles of the border or an international airport you can be legally required to provide documentation of your legal status. May be good to represent this by having this policy active at a low level at start
The US is infamous for its use of “advanced interrogation” techniques, should be active at start at mid level
US has a secret court system known as FISA courts for covert surveillance. Should be active at a mid level at start
In general the US in game at start is far more liberal than in reality.