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The sequester will not end scientific research in our country. However, I am afraid that it is symptomatic of a broader decline in our commitment to science as a nation. As a student of science and a potential member of the generation to come, I feel that we need to be heard.
In spite of the great benefits of the U.S.'s long-standing commitment to basic science research and the breakthroughs it has enabled, Congress stands poised to undermine this cornerstone of American economic competitiveness.