by, 11-21-2008 at 11:16 AM (976 Views)
I hope political opinions are okay within my blog. I know such discussions are not allowed on the forums.
In the future, I do not necessarily plan on sharing such views, this is just what is on my mind at the moment.
I support Barrack Hussein Obama. I was one of like only 20 people in my county to vote for him during the Democratic primary and I was among the minority who voted for him during the election. I guess I mention this so that everyone is clear about how committed I was to Obama's campaign; everyone can obviously recognize that Obama owes me a few things. Here is a quick, short list of what Obama should do...
1. The development of alternative fuel sources is a very achievable goal that I would like to see Obama pour his support and my tax dollars into. Fulfilling this would make his legacy.
A side note to this would be the filling in of the gap that exists between government and science. Too often real scientists and their studies are overlooked while corporate representatives are given voice to push their specific agendas.
2. Single-payer health care could be another very timely, achievable goal for the Obama administration. This one seems so obvious to me, I don't even feel the need to explain why.
3. This one runs a distant 3rd behind the first two goals, but it is still important (and for some reason, it seemed necessary to mention three objectives - two seemed like a lonely number). I would like to see something of a school voucher system established. My tax dollars should follow my children to a school of my own choosing. Places like Belgium and the Netherlands are offering students from birth to death better education than we here in the U.S.A. are. Inferior schools in these countries close because school choice exists. The flawed public school system we offer students in our country will catch up to us.
I already like what I am hearing out of the Obama camp. Supposedly he and his advisers are crafting plans to ensure detainees of Guantanamo Bay face a criminal trial so that justice may actually stand a chance. Hopefully, he will close Guantanamo Bay for good.
In many ways the Democrats are not much better in my estimate than Republicans. The rhetoric of the Democratic party is by far superior, but maybe, dare I hope, that Obama can put some of that talk into action. I truly hope that at the end of Obama's first term, my cynicism is left blunted by his selfless leadership and good judgement.