Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Earth Day 2009 from a Conservative's Perspective
We should be good stewards of the planet. If a logger clear-cuts, he ought to plant two trees in the place of each one he brings down. Motor oil should be disposed of properly, not poured into the gutter, or thrown in the trash. We should pursue clean energy sources like nuclear power by building more plants around the nation for the purpose of providing clean and efficient electricity. I recycle because I choose to, not because I am following some fad. I think it is reasonable to reuse materials when we can. If gunk is in the air, or in the water, we should take action to reduce the gunk. It is common sense.
I do not believe, however, that every hair-brained environmental cause should be adopted as a threat by the U.S. government, and funded by the federal government. I don't believe myths like Man-made Global Warming should not be taught as fact. And one wonders why our children fear the Earth will be destroyed before they reach adulthood.
I appreciate those that care about the Earth, but I despise those that use environmentalism as a tool to forward a political agenda, and those that forward their environmental agenda with scare tactics or eco-terrorism.
Take care of the planet, but understand that humanity is not destroying it as Mr. Gore, and the other environmental goons, profess. Take care of the planet, but be reasonable. After all, it is important that we treat God's creation with respect. It is not wise, however, to take irresponsible actions for environmental causes that come a dime a dozen, and are propogated by folks crying wolf.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary
One in Three Children Fear Earth Apocalypse - Current/Tree Hugger dot com