Okay, this is a continuation of my platform and where I stand on the issues. This part will touch more on national issues of my own country ( USA)
rather than the international community, but I feel it is important to share where I stand on them, none the less.
Jumping right back into it.
Simply put, the US is far too dependent on foreign oil. It is high time that we start researching and investing in alternative fuel
sources. We need to do this in order to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. Let's face it, Gas and oil are expensive. We stand around ticking off
other countries who control oil and we wonder why we have to pay 4 prices for gas and oil.
They have us by a strangle hold, with oil, and they know it. Let's break from from this hold. First, we should start out by allowing offshore
drilling. Immediately reducing our dependence on foreign oil, greatly. While we are drilling offshore and tapping into our own, waiting resources,
this would be a great time to increase research and development of new alternative sources that would be healthier for us all and better four our
Oil is the energy source of the past and it is high time we start looking into the future and move forward into cleaner, more efficient energy
This is a an issue that is going strong here in the US and I feel I should address where I stand on this issue. Let's face it. our
healthcare system is broken. It does work well, as long as you have the money to pay for it.
But in this struggling economy, people no longer have the money to pay for expensive doctors, tests and treatments. They cannot pay for insurance
either. For the solution, I think we should look at medical care in other countries, in Europe for example.
I don't know that a perfect medical system exists...But in these countries, at least people are able to go to a doctor and receive treatment. It may
take long times, in waiting rooms to say, get your medicines for example,but, that is better than the no healthcare, millions of Americans are
receiving because they cannot afford it.
We should examine paying for medical treatment through taxes. And no, it does not have to be exactly like things are in say...France... We have
different economic and other such issues to worry about... But we should look at countries that have socialized healthcare( Yes, I used the S word)
study it and see if we can apply it to our great nation, tweaking it to fit our medial needs, appropriately.
I admit, I may or may not stand on the popular side of that one, but that is where I stand.
Tough one for lots of people. This is a very controversial subject. But where I stand on this is simple. While, personally I am
against abortion, I do believe that a woman has the right to choose whether she has an abortion or not.
I do think that the woman should discuss the decision with the father, and they should come to a conclusion together, but ultimately, government
should have no say in whether a woman gets an abortion or not.
There are many questions that can come into play. What if she was raped? Why not give the baby up for adoption? But again, it should not be up to
anyone other than the mother and father, whether they abort or not. I do not like abortion and would not be in favor of it if my spouse wanted one,
but, I am not going to force my will onto other people.
I am pro-choice on this issue.
That is where I stand. Popular or not. Okay, for now, I will leave it at this and give others a chance to show where they stand on the issues. I
welcome questions you may have about where I stand on any of the issues I have listed so far and any that I may not have discussed yet.
I thank you all for hearing me out.
Peace and love.
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