Who will you vote for in the US presidential elections? I won’t vote at all since I’m not an American, but if I could, I definitely wouldn’t vote for Mitt Romney. In fact, I’d probably do my best to ensure no one else votes for him either. It would quite frankly spell disaster if Romney, or someone like him, called the shots in the White House. Let’s take a quick look at what Romney has planned…
What should be done about climate change and environmental protection?
- Abolish government aid for the development of renewable energy and instead invest in oil and gas
- Expand drilling for oil and gas, including in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
- Do nothing about climate change, since it is “unclear” what is causing it
- Weaken the powers of the Environmental Protection Agency
What should be done to make the world safer?
- Increase military spending
- Prevent further nuclear arms reduction programs
- Attack Iran, if necessary, to prevent the development of nuclear weapons
- Play hardball with China, Russia, Cuba and Venezuela.
- Keep Guantanamo detention centre
What should be done to safeguard the American dream?
- Deregulate most things, including Wall Street, corporations and gun control
- Keep the Patriot Act and other “freedom” laws
- Weaken the powers of the unions
- Keep current minimum wage levels
- Remove “Obamacare”
- Prevent the US from becoming like Europe (whatever that means?)
So there you have it. The very epitome of American conservatism. And this could be the next president of the world’s most powerful state. It worries me a great deal that people with such views can make it to the very top of politics in this day and age. We really should have learnt a bit more along the way.
The United States is not a third world country. It’s citizens are not restricted to only one side of a story. They have the internet and access to millions of books in their public libraries ready to educate them in all sorts of topics. Still, over 40% of Americans currently say they will vote for Romney. How is that possible?