Who are the best minds in America voting for? The answer is resoundingly Hillary Clinton. A group of 70 Nobel laureate winners, in an array of categories, have overwhelming thrown their support behind Clinton—making no mention of Trump. The acclaimed intellectuals feel that electing Clinton is crucial to maintaining the government and the country in an orderly manner.
This is especially as we enter a crossroads in science and technology; the endorsement letter by the 70 suggested that Trump has no understanding of science. His ignorance is so disturbing, that they feel electing him could threaten our homeland security.
The letter declared that “We need a president who will support and advance policies that will enable science and technology to flourish in our country and to provide the basis of important policy decisions.”
Of particular interest was the issue of climate change, which Trump has described as “hoax” by the Chinese. Alzheimer’s and cancer research innovation, were also chief among their concerns, considering the total neglect of Trump in regards to government funded research & development, or really any domestic policy more sophisticated than “build a wall!”
The way of the Democrat is generally the way of the academic, as the party has a history of receiving support from Nobel laureates. In 2012, Obama gained support from 68 of the winners over Mitt Romney; the campaign year prior he received support from 76(!) over Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
The stakes this year are just as high as they were in 2008, if not more so. “The coming presidential election will have profound consequences for the future of our country and the world,” the letter warns.
Read the full letter here:
Christine is an avid supporter of progressive politics. She is currently getting her Masters degree after concentrating in Gender Studies as an undergrad.