President Obama has given some guidance to the vision we need to have with regard to the exploration of space.
His ideas seem to indicate a deeper look into the plan and purpose of space travel than did the views of Bush II.
To be sure, there is controversy around the notion and debate as to whether we should go to the moon, or whether instead we should look deeper into space and go to Mars or some of the moons of Saturn and Jupiter that may have life on them.
What should not be lost in any of the bickering or debate, is the fundamental reason for space exploration and travel.
It is a life and death matter.
Science has shown that the current configuration or nature of our solar system is temporary, especially where it concerns life on this planet.
This planet is scheduled for destruction by the Sun, which will expand out to near the current orbit of Mars, destroying Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars as it does so.
As a logical consequence we, the human species, have to move or morph in order to avoid demise and extinction.
The tired doctrines, dogma, and education of the past, especially as it relates to the cosmos, must give way to a vision of the future.
That vision must see human existence as a species as a fundamental human right, as well as a fundamental purpose of government.
The Bush II regime wanted to go to the moon, like the absent minded professor on Sesame Street, who was always inventing things that had already been invented.
Rockets were invented three thousand years ago by the Chinese, but our whole defense and space program is based on that ancient practice.
Our rocket science is lame in the cosmic scheme of things, so it is time we moved on to the future technology, and loose the grip of fear the warmonger induced technology of the past plagues us with.
I am with the approach of President Obama on this matter of great importance to not only nations, but to the entire human race.