Where do you stand politically?

Do you believe that this world was created for us? Whether the answer to that is yes or no, the realization should be congruent to that of many—nearly all, really—leading scientists: we need some change in policy. The recent republican debate—if it can be called such—addressed this in the form of . . . . . oh, no they didn’t. The only presidential candidate with an actual plan for combating climate change is Bernie Sanders. He, along with our current president, are the only ones really trying to create some change on the legislative scale that we need. Most Americans agree that some changes to the way we generate power are in order. So, the question is: why wasn’t this discussed in the PRESIDENTIAL debate? Well, at least they discussed appropriate matters like how women, especially the poor, shouldn’t get to decide for themselves crucial operations regarding their own sexuality. As presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, says:

“If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it,” Huckabee said. “Let’s take that discussion all across America.”

I think he’s a bit confused. Medical advances should be there for everyone to use, and Obamacare just mandates that these contraceptives be made available to everyone. Similarly, I’m disinterested in your opinion about Planned Parenthood and the recent smear campaign designed to discredit and spread fear about things most Americans won’t research for themselves. Those highly edited, two year old videos are from a vastly discredited and disrespected organization that has, in the past, tried to do the very thing that is happening across America right now: reduce or eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Now, regardless of what you think about abortion, the fact that PP’s operations entail a total of 3%—give or take—pertaining to abortion should weigh heavily on your decision about them. Mr. Jeb Bush admitted himself that he was responsible for defunding Planned Parenthood in Florida, which now ranks terribly for women’s health as a result of his decision.

I’m really struggling to find a way to comprehend how anyone claiming to be for women’s rights could vote any kind of republican into office when they all trumpet factually incorrect sentiments towards a severely debunked video. If you’re reading this and would like to enlighten me in some way please feel free to comment.

Circling back around, I shall leave you all with this thought: If you think that this world was crafted for us, why is it rife with things that want to kill us? And why wouldn’t ALL of the planet be habitable and not just around 20%? The only reason we can inhabit a lot of regions on this planet is through human ingenuity. And perhaps this is where our future also lies. With the onset of the 6th mass extinction event (estimated) of this world, it’s going to take as many intellectuals (scientists and engineers) to determine how best to keep us alive. This year, to date, is the hottest on record. . .

I encourage those curious enough to listen to the following podcast, news source, and political commentator. Many of the topics mentioned can be further delved into here:

The David Pakman Show – August 12, 2015.

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