Most of you know me as a dedicated conservative. My church, most of my friends, my lifestyle, and my other opinions are all on the conservative side of most issues. However, there are matters on which I would side with the liberal view. One way I consider myself a liberal is on the subject of the environment.
Sympathy for Green Thinking
Due to a temporary problem I am having with posting pictures on the site, I won’t be able to upload any more pictures from End the Fed and my interviews in Dallas yet. In the mean time, depending on how long it takes to resolve the problem, I will be posting some opinion pieces. While I was driving home today, it was starting to rain in central Oklahoma, and it got me thinking about those places you always see with their sprinklers running in the rain. I’ve always thought, “What a waste of resources!” even since I was a kid.
This (if you can follow my ADD-inspired train of thought) brings me to my liberal view on the environment. I actually believe that pollution is, well, polluting our air. Before modern regulations were in place, many cities were saturated with clouds of smog. Believe it or not, but dirty river water can actually harm you! In fact, I don’t totally deny global warming, though a typical “conservative” might do so. If the math on greenhouse gases checks out on a small scale (and it does), it must also be valid on a larger scale (and it is). However, I do think the claims are much exaggerated. Just like every President since before I was born has promised to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Ha ha. Including current President Barack Obama, and former presidents Bush, Clinton, and Reagan, if I’m not mistaken. Claims always get exaggerated. That’s how you sell ideas. Read the rest of this entry »