Your sentiments are admirable but so misplaced and misguided and misleading. Science and scientists are losing and will be made the servants of money and elite power because you like it that way. Your average Joe voter with wife and two kids to support has no choice but to work for the man and do as he is told. Without any special skill like a science degree he can be replaced in his job at the drop of a hat by a thousand competitors. What are you the scientist offering him to make his life better so he can vote to support you. A higher electricity bill to pay for renewable energy sources.? Sell off the national parks to private gas miners? A never ending war with the Mexicans? A gene sequencing service that allows insurers to exclude people that might get a certain disease?