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Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons do not discriminate between military personnel and civilians; they cause environmental devastation and genetic damage that affects future generations. I think we can all agree that a world free of nuclear weapons is a world free of the possibility of the annihilation of mankind. I promise to work toward building cooperation and trust amongst our allies and leaders of foreign nations to achieve safety and security worldwide. 

I will start by stating I believe in a world that’s free from nuclear weapons and threat, however, since that will most likely not occur because they already exist, I am a proponent for shifting the purpose of these weapons to be used towards a greater goal of preserving life on Earth. Pointing these weapons at each other is senseless and should be regarded as something only primitive and less civilized nations do because they don’t yet understand the extent of damage they cause. Take for example what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where in 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb. This is a painful memory in America’s history because even after the bomb killed hundreds of thousands on first impact, it killed countless more from the jaw-dropping radioactive fallout which was deposited all over the world. The lesson to take from Hiroshima and Nagasaki is that there is no way to cause nuclear destruction without it impacting the rest of the world. Instead of pointing nuclear weapons at each other, we should be working collectively and internationally with NASA, to repurpose them for interception of celestial bodies and extraterrestrial events which may unfortunately occur in our universe someday.

Therefore, as a member of the United States Senate, I intend to work with my colleagues on the following: 

  • A new version of the Iran Nuclear Deal (formerly known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and create one in which countries agree to work together to repurpose nuclear weapons for interception only.  

    • The Iran Nuclear Deal was a start to an international disarmament agreement, but fell short when it offered billions of dollars and sanction relief in exchange for simply agreeing to curb its nuclear program. I don’t believe in rewarding someone for something they shouldn’t have done in the first place. I will vote for legislation that repurposes the use of nuclear weapons and power for the protection of humans worldwide. I maintain that nuclear weapons should only be built and used for interception and protection from celestial bodies. As of 2019, NASA remains only a third of the way from being able to detect large objects that approach the earth from space (See NASA Policy). Let’s work with our international partners and create agreements to work together towards the detection and damage of large celestial bodies which may be coming soon. It’s time the United States of America regain its leadership in the purpose of nuclear weapons. 

  • Reviewing the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I) and the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) for my continued support. Today, it may seem as though the concern of nuclear weapons and their potential destruction has declined, however the threat remains as long as we have countries not adhering to their promises and treaties are unrenewed. We need international cooperation and up-to-date nuclear treaties that keep us all safe from nuclear war. 

  • Creating and supporting legislation that advances missile detection systems (ex. hypersonics) and encourages nuclear disarmament systems as deterrents against international nuclear attack


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