My Brief Support for Marco Rubio

Mar 1, 2016

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By Herb Silverman

I came close to supporting Marco Rubio for president when he reportedly had the courage to say that there are not many answers in the Bible. I say “reportedly” because this was one of many Ted Cruz fabrications. Rubio really said, “All the answers are in the Bible.”

I wouldn’t mind Rubio’s actual statement so much if he were not responsible for policy-making decisions in a secular country. However, Rubio is on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. Yes, science! I checked carefully and there are no science answers in the Bible, unless you accept this biblical view of science: The sun revolves about our fixed and flat earth, which is less than 6,000 years old, and humans didn’t evolve but were created in their present form.

When Rubio was asked about the age of the Earth, he said, “I’m not a scientist, man.” That’s for sure.

Nevertheless, Rubio makes decisions in many areas where he is not an expert: science, economics, education, military, foreign policy, healthcare, environment, poverty, immigration, and taxation. Rubio is perhaps an expert only in politics, where he has spent his entire career. I don’t expect politicians to be experts in all or even most areas, but I do expect them to read or hear from experts before making decisions that affect us all. You don’t have to be a scientist to accept the non-controversial findings among scientists that the Earth is approximately 4.54 billion years old, and that climate change is real.

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