Interesting thread... though I live in Australia, I’m also a US citizen, and always post an away vote in elections, so future presidents are a topic
of interest for me.
There are issues that I have with some of your points, but before getting into in-depth discussions on your stance on various policies, I would like
to know what experience you have in politics? It's just that in order to move in political circles, there is a lot of networking that has to be
achieved. Also, are you independently wealthy, and intend to fund your own campaign?
Outside of those questions, have you actually looked into the feasibility of "Solar Roads", beyond an interesting thought experiment? I know a bit
about Solar Panel technology, since I have links with the photovoltaics faculty at our university (one of the most respected in the world), and the
cost and delicacy of panels would mean you would need more than a slight tax increase to see the idea executed, not even considering maintenance.
Beyond that, there isn’t currently the industrial capacity to make such a huge amount of solar panels for an entire countries' road network, or to
make them tough enough to have trucks roll over them, and the fabrication of them is actually not particularly environmentally friendly.
This raises the other point of electric cars... while they seem environmentally friendly on one level, the creation and disposal of spent batteries is
a huge environmental issue that there is no real solution for at the moment, on such a large scale. It is arguable that replacing all fossil fuel cars
with electric cars would see a much worse environmental problem than we currently have; more research really needs to be done on this.
One final point with the scheme is the idea of wireless electricity... while it has been achieved, the levels of radiation are very high, and there is
a worry that the technology we use for it currently would pretty much fry us all. Do you have any comments on this?
Just some of the serious questions you will have to answer in a campaign for president.
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Interestingly, Frank Zappa was going to run for president (with some amazing political ideas) and fund his own campaign when he died of a particularly
fast growing form of prostate cancer... conspiracy?... you decide. I would have voted for him!
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grammar - added another point