We all need to talk about nuclear weapons
The current presidential race is chaotic, and the public doesn’t realize how close nine different world leaders are to their nuclear launch triggers.
We all worry about Kim Jong Un’s plans, but we are not aware of what U.S. presidential candidates, if elected, could do with our nuclear arsenal.
We, the people, have an opportunity to make our voices heard if we speak up.
We can’t remain quiet in this volatile world. Why spend $1 trillion, as Obama has suggested, to modernize our nuclear arsenal, when that money could be used for education, renewable energy development, or diplomatic aid to other countries.
We should push all political candidates to take a stand in favor of the elimination of all nuclear weapons. The thought that 15,000 massively destructive weapons can whisk around the world in minutes is much more terrifying than any candidate’s antics.
Every American president going back several decades has tried to reduce our arsenal, and substantial progress has been made.
But what worries me is that one doesn’t hear much from the current Republican and Democratic candidates.
Make yourself heard around the world, and pressure the candidates to address the elimination of nuclear weapons.