The Democratic Party:

Restoring America’s Scientific Leadership!


Printable Talking Points on Scientific Leadership

 

“As President, I will see to it that America is

once again at the forefront of scientific discovery.”

Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry

Denver, June 2004

 

“Science, like any field of endeavor, relies on freedom of inquiry;

and one of the hallmarks of that freedom is objectivity."

President George H.W. Bush

Remarks to the National Academy of Sciences, April 23, 1990.

[“When new science ignites a firestorm,” San Francisco Chronicle, February 23, 2004]

 

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Unlike his father, George W. Bush betrays America’s tradition of relying on objective scientific data as the basis for sound public policy. In one instance after another, he and his administration has manipulated, suppressed, and misrepresented scientific information. They have employed political litmus tests to appointees for government scientific positions.

 

Rather than respecting the breadth of our nation’s scientific community and its leadership role in the world, Bush has politicized our nation’s scientific research to benefit his electoral base-social conservatives and powerful industry groups.


As President, John Kerry “will see to it that America is once again at the forefront of scientific discovery.”


 

“When we make decisions, we want to make sure we do so

on sound science; not what sounds good, but what is real.”

George W. Bush

  Announcing so-called “Clear Skies” sweetheart deal with polluters

February 14, 2002

 

 That’s What Bush Says…It NOT What He Does.

 

 


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"Politics is not religion, and we should govern on the basis of evidence, not theology."

President Bill Clinton

[“Clinton Opens Worldwide Book Tour: Today's Political Polarization

'Is Nothing New',” San Francisco Chronicle, June 4, 2004]



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Forty-eight Nobel laureates wrote a letter of endorsement stating Sen. John Kerry "will restore science to its appropriate place in government and bring it back into the White House." [“48 Nobel Prize Winners Slam Bush, Back Kerry,” Chicago Tribune/ Yahoo News, June 22, 2004]

 

Kerry’s Proud To Accept Nobel Laureates’ Endorsement. “I am proud that today 48 Nobel Laureates have sent an open letter to America in support of my campaign and our cause to invest and lead the world in science. 

As president, I will listen to the advice of our scientists so I can make the best decisions.  Their reports and evaluations will be open so that you can make informed decisions as well.  This is your future and I will let science guide us, not ideology. [“Remarks of Senator John Kerry in Denver Colorado,” June 21, 2004]



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Our leadership in science and technology is essential for a strong economy and a strong national defense and effective homeland security.”

Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry

Denver, June 2004


The Democratic Party…

Restoring America’s Scientific Leadership!