Originally posted at Writeindependent.org on February 27, 2012
Have you ever been faced with a choice of three flavors, and all of them sounded great? That is my feeling about the three candidates who debated this past Monday in the first of 10 debates Writeindependent.org will host for the upcoming presidential election. Here is the link, if you missed it on the home page (it’s the YouTube widget in the upper right-hand corner): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTZrtm2EIO0
To review the areas where each promotes novel ideas to our country’s problems:
Andre Barnett: Having served in the military for four years and lived overseas for nine years, Andre brings international experience and a keen understanding of foreign policy. He has worked alongside the FBI, CIA, NATO, and Blackwater, giving him unique insights into war and how to obtain peace.
Harry Braun: As a scientist concerned about global warming, Harry brings the solution of a solar/hydrogen economy to solve four problems at once: stave off global warming, stimulate the economy in many sectors, increase jobs, and decrease healthcare costs. By switching from oil, gas and coal to hydrogen generated through solar energy, we will eradicate air pollution, boost the economy with more jobs, and cut down on health costs by providing a cleaner, healthier environment.
JL Mealer: Inventor, car manufacturer, and contractor, suggests changing out our currency from Federal Reserve-backed dollars to United States government-backed dollars. Everyone, including the hedge fund managers who helped drive us into the recession, would then have to exchange their currency, flushing it out of the offshore tax havens, and bringing it back into our country to be used to create jobs in the private sector, so the government doesn’t have to fund public works projects that are only a bandaid short-term “solution.”