In the last entry, I talked about participating in a debate among independent presidential candidates at the National Press Club in D.C. One of the questions dealt with each candidate’s stance on abortion. Green Party nomination candidate Kent Mesplay said he didn’t personally like abortion and saw it, to a degree, as “violent.” This, in turn (and to a degree), would seem antithetical to the Green Party’s belief in “non-violence.” However, Mr. Mesplay also said he believes, ultimately, that it is the woman’s right to choose. Our campaign carries a “Consistent Life Ethic” that sets us against abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, poverty, pollution, nuclear proliferation… and anything else that can end life prematurely. Note 1: While I disagreed with Mr. Mesplay’s stance on abortion, I found him to be thoughtful and well versed on many of the “Green Party’s 10 Key Values,” many of which we line up with as well. Note 2: Early into the debate, Daniel Imperato (an international businessman) said he was so committed to his run that he “flew in from London” just to attend the debate. I told him I could trump that. I said I was so committed that I’d driven in from Cleveland with three young children in a small motor home to attend the debate. Point: Schriner.