Even though I am English, I still take an interest in American politics. At the moment, I am despairing that all the main players in this election all seem to be anti-gay and anti-abortion. It sickens me that we live in a world where, despite everything, all people are not equal and two millenia old superstitions still have a tight grip in politics. So here is my question:
As an atheist, who do you want as president?
Ergo: the government that does nothing is the best.
My first choice would be the Independent Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, because he is fiercely independent, courageous, and intelligent. Of the Republican candidates, I would choose Jon Huntsman, because he is the most honest. Of those that could actually get the nomination, I would pick Mitt Romney, because, although he is a giant hypocritical ___wipe, he isn't bat___ crazy like all the others. As far as those who will be contending in the general election, Barack Obama would be my strong preference. Of course, I do have a fantasy pick: the California Congressman, Pete Stark. Why? He's the only avowed atheist out of 535 members of Congress. There are no doubt a fair number of closet atheists in Congress, but they are cowards.
I just looked up Pete Stark... that guy is bad ass! I wish he was my representative. He voted against both the bail outs, against the patriot act, and against the NDAA. He would get my vote.
Although he is over 80 years old and is very wealthy probably why he just doesn't give a fuck.
Ron Paul 2012.
Truth be told... I don't want any of the idiots in this race to be president. Sadly, that doesn't seem to be an option... so I'm falling back on my "worst case scenario" policy.... vote for the idiot (in whatever corrupt madhouse of a party they're in) that will do the LEAST amount of damage to the economy and civil rights. Looks like... right now... Obama is the least dangerous idiot... especially when it comes to separation of church and state.
What has alarmed me about OVER HALF of the Repub cadidates is that they have OPENLY flaunted the constitution's 1st amendment in the bill of rights by showing scorn for and promising to do away with the separation of church and state that they are in denial of.
Sadly many of our citizens deny that the constitution separates church and state, although you would have to be either an idiot, a loon, or totally deluded to do so.... because the exact words of the 1st amendament - from when the constitution was created... are "... Congress shall make no establishment of religion, nor prohibit the free exercise thereof."
Yep... if I have to sacrifice the economy on the altar of constitutional liberty... I suppose that's what I'll have to do... but I'm still not happy that I have to make such a ridiculous choice!
I vote for Sam Harris.
Is Daniel Dennett running?
I'm gonna fill it in.
Ron Paul is not only anti-American, but is a threat to world peace. In fact, he sees it as no problem for rogue regimes such as Iran to acquire nuclear weapons and in fact, wants to lift sanctions against Iran. Fortunately, Ron Paul the radical has no chance.
How is he "anti-American" or a threat to "world peace"?
And, what is a "rogue" regime? Sovereignty means that any country has whatever government it wants and if you have a problem with it too bad. That is in fact, the very reason why global rule of law is so badly needed. So, no country can be in an objective position to call another "rogue". Rogue implies perspective; so as the IRI is rogue to the U.S. and the U.S. is rogue to the IRI. Its meaningless semantics, imo.
I don't know that he "has no chance".
Just because the fringe seems to enjoy him, doesn't mean he has a chance. He's been trying for close to 40 years to be elected....If it hasn't happened by now, it's not going to..