Thursday, March 25, 2010

Just a Reminder of What We Could Be Doing

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
John Kennedy

While this blog considers itself to be grounded in reality, occasionally flights of fancy take off. Today is one of those times.
We could have people in Washington who genuinely cared about their fellow citizens. They would want the same things for us that we want for ourselves and our families. Things like a strong economy so we could realize the American Dream, good wages, real diversity in the job market so that those of us who enjoy working with our hands can have a future as fullfilling as anyone with a college degree.
We could have people in Washington who realize that our country is not the source of evil in the world, as so many of them seem to think. To them I say, "Show me this perfect society that you compare us to. When did it flourish and where was it located, what did it do for it's people that we aren't doing? Who were its' people and what were their contributions to mankind? Was everyone in this land prosperous and healthy, wanting nothing?" If there were such a place, why have we never heard of it?
We could be using our natural resources to continue to improve not only our lives, but those of the whole world. We could have cheap gasoline and natural gas, coal and nuclear power. But we've allowed ourselves to be lied to by people who don't like us. They want us to believe we're doing real harm to a planet that's many billions of years old. As a result, we face increased prices for things that should be getting cheaper, causing scarcity where there need not be. We're tired of the drone that we consume so much of the Earth's resources, with it's implication that we're somehow wasting them. Nothing could be further from the truth, and most people know it. We need politicians who know it and will stop the insanity of radical environmentalism before we all revert back to living in caves.
We could have leadership in Washington that's in tune with the majority of honest, hard-working Americans and would work to insure that our values were reinforced.
We have instead the Obama administration.

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