Political hearing test
I have come to realize that what a conservative says is not what a liberal hears. A few examples:
A conservative says: We dislike President Barack Obama’s policies. A liberal hears: We hate Obama because he is black and a socialist Muslim.
A conservative says: Our government is $17 trillion in debt, and we cannot afford Obamacare. A liberal hears: If you can’t pay your medical bills, sell your house, car and wife.
A conservative says: We believe life begins at conception, therefore abortion is killing the innocent. A liberal hears: Conservatives hate women and recommend they be kept in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant.
A conservative says: God defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. It is God who judges homosexual behavior as sinful. God commands us to embrace the sinner, not their sin. A liberal hears: Conservatives (not God) say all gays are going to hell.
A conservative says: Help the needy by helping them to become less dependent on government. A liberal hears: People who need government assistance are lazy and milking the system.
The list could go on and on. It would seem that in order to be understood by a liberal, they be required to wear a hearing aid.
I would like to remind the current mob of legislators that passing laws and executive decisions to satisfy only special interests is both bad for the country as well as bad legislation. The Keystone XL Pipeline comes to mind.
First, look at how many pipelines are already in use. And could shipping oil by tank car be any safer than pumping it through a pipe? I would remind people of the colossal failure of Prohibition in the 1920s and 1930s to satisfy a handful of teetotalers.
There is something mighty fishy about the delaying of the Keystone XL Pipeline. And it’s not in the best interest of the majority of Americans.
Global warming costs
Today the environmentalists, the Democratic Party and the Environmental Protection Agency are applying great pressure on American businesses to reduce greenhouse gases. Renewable energy, no matter how expensive it is, must be forced on Americans sooner rather than later. Anyone who asks a question about this policy is labeled a “denier” or a “flat earther.”
I have a simple question for the environmental movement: How many billions of dollars does America have to spend in order to get zero reduction in our global temperatures?