Should the U.S. travel into space, to infinity and beyond?
I think that Green Party candidate, Cynthia McKinney is interested in the youth, their likes and dislikes. Out of all the candidates, she would be a person that would hold more interest in making our community more futuristic, and safer for our young citizens. The youth are of great importance, so it would be a great idea to change the voting age to 16, to get the youth involved with our plans and what going on in society. Young people in high school may have many way to change life for better and I would think candidate McKinney's campaign will have the ears to listen.
Space travel cannot happen because of the country failure in economy and high dept. The taxes are not enough these days to fund those programs. And anyway, the young people really need they're education, so that's a first priority. The space experience will not be for the US anytime soon. Traveling into space, "to infinity and beyond," as the character, Buzz Lightyear said.
On the VoteSmart web site, Cynthia McKinney proposes "to adopt an amendment to initiate a four-year pilot grant program for NASA to promote research, development, testing and evaluation at minority-serving institutions."
I think that McKinney has good thoughts, and to think that McKinney is a person who supports higher education to empower our young to have rights to legitimate knowledge.
Republican candidate, John McCain's response to the question of space program is this: "As president, I will ensure U.S. leadership in space by promoting an exploration agenda that will combine the discoveries of our unmanned probes with new technologies to take Americans to the Moon, Mars, and beyond". On the web site ScienceDebate2008.com, McCain said that we will possibly go through space and beyond.
I think that is also great idea, a good speech, but I think he won't do this. Instead he will invest in a more weaponry and a nuclear future. Because he supports weapon production and distribution, I do not like him for President.
Independent candidate for president, Ralph Nader says "We don't like manned exploration." On his web site, he argues that "it costs far too much and is used for PR purposes."
I think he is just worried seriously about the now and not the future. He is completely against going to infinity and beyond wih America in such debt. It's unbelievable.
On the VoteSmart.org web site, Democratic candidate, Barack Obama says, "As president, I will establish a robust and balanced civilian space program. Under my administration, NASA not only will inspire the world with both human and robotic space exploration."
This is great news for people to start doing great things in the incoming years. "Also we will again lead in confronting the challenges we face here on Earth, including global climate change, energy independence, and aeronautics research. In achieving this vision, I will reach out to include international partners and to engage the private sector to amplify NASA's reach."
I think Obama has the right ideas, and I hope to watch him succeed. The success of Obama's plans would bring great, bringing great progress in the math and science fields.
Libertarian Party candidate, Bob Barr says, "Bureaucracy and budget cuts have held back needed funding for new programs, but something even greater has been hampering the space program – absence of vision."
I think Bob Barr is a great candidate. He will support education progrms that the young will grasp and bring to futuristic progress.
The candidates are really great this time around. Most of them are for a futuristic Space Program. They want to venture into space. Only one of the candidates, Ralph Nader was against space travel\ because of America's debt problem. With the plans of Obama, Barr,McKinney, or McCain we should see a brighter side for space travel.