In response to this post at Whole Wheat Toast's Toasted Blog, I have put forth a blog post detailing my political endorsements as well as a short reason in support of it.
Like any teenager, I would vote if I could. Teenagers are legally allowed to drive a car, have a job and join the army. But they still are not permitted to vote. However, they continue to persist in intellectual discourse on politics and what they want for the country. Thus, I too will share my political views.
ENDORSEMENT FOR PRESIDENT
OBAMA/BIDEN: While I like John McCain's charisma, and wish that Obama had that, I usually find that I am in agreement with Obama. I plan to do an entire blog post about this within a few weeks.
CALIFORNIA BALLOT MEASURES
PROP 1A – HIGH SPEED RAIL – YES! – As gas prices rise up, returning to the days of the railroad seems more and more attractive to me, rapid transit that is cleaner than the highway.
PROP 2 – ANIMAL RIGHTS - YES! – I am in essential agreement with Peter Singer regarding animal rights, in fact, while not a vegetarian, I adhere to free-range meat.
PROP 3 – CHILDRENS HOSPITAL – YES! – With rises in population, hospitals need funds to accommodate more individuals as well as give them better care.
PROP 4 – PARENTAL NOTIFICATION ON ABORTION – NO! – There is no way to enforce family communication; this also forces psychological pressure on the individual.
PROP 5 – NONVIOLENT OFFENDERS – YES! - The government shouldn't strive to punish its citizens, but help them grow out of crime.
PROP 6 – INCREASING PUNISHMENTS – NO! – This will take away money from schools and hospitals to punish criminals.
PROP 8 – BAN GAY MARRIAGE – NO! NO! NO! – Philosopher Thomas Hobbes said that the government may take away our rights in exchange for protection, this takes away rights and gives no protections.
SAN FRANCISCAN BALLOT MEASURES
PROP A – SAVE GENERAL HOSPITAL – YES! –
California says that all seismically unstable hospitals are to be closed by 2013, this proposition is the best way to avoid closure
PROP E – INCREASE SIGNATURES FOR RECALL – NO! – If it ain't broke, don't fix it
PROP F – AN ELECTION EVERY TWO YEARS – NO! – Look, if a problem comes up and we need change, one year is too long to wait.
PROP H – CITY SEIZURE OF PG&E FACILITIES FOR GREEN ENERGY – NO! – While I am all in support of clean energy, I do not support the government taking over private facilities and businesses, like the seizure of Freddie Mae and Mac.
PROP M – LANDLORD – TENANT HARASSMENT – YES! – I am all for fair business relationships, and I believe that most renter relationships are fair. However, there are times when a relationship transgresses into the territory of immorality.
PROP R – NAME SEWAGE PLANT AFTER GEORGE W. BUSH – YES! – Keep San Francisco weird.
PROP V – BRING BACK JROTC – YES! – People should have the freedom to join whatever organization or program they want. This takes away the freedom to join a very popular leadership program.