South Carolina is under attack. We survived the first surge of attackers but a second wave is now upon us. No it’s not a foreign country with weapons of mass destruction. This is something more deadly and underhanded. Yes I am talking about politicians and special interest groups. They are invading our homes and lives with a barrage of advertising in hopes of swaying our vote. Fortunatly, in a few days the Democrats will back off just as the Republicans did but be ready. There will be a third round.
The first problem I have with all these ads is the way they say them. “The American people want……” or “We want…….”. They presume that because a group got together with a common interest, all Americans feel the same way. Bad assumption! “We” often don’t agree with their opinion. In many cases “they” are a minority but want you to believe that joining their cause makes you part of a majority so you should jump on the wagon or be left out in the cold. Think for yourselves people and look a little deeper into the issues.
The other night there was an ad saying that “We need to stop the building of all nuclear power plants in the US. There’s that “We” again. The ad said that we should find out which candidate supported this view and vote accordingly. Another ad said that “we no longer need coal plants and should go to renewable energy sources like wind and solar power” Again the ad said to vote accordingly. A third ad said that “we need to cut our dependency on foreign oil” and also mentioned one candidate’s stance on the issue. All these ads centered on saving the environment and making this world a better place to live.
We all want that but how bad do we want it? The only reason the power companies keep making power plants is because people want power. If we cut back on our power usage, then there will be no need to make more plants. The power companies are not going to spend billions of dollars on a new plant if they can’t sell the power. Are you willing to cut back? Would you give up hot showers and substitute a lukewarm shower? Will you push the thermostat up in the summer and down in the winter and live with being a little cold or hot? Will you give up your clothes dryer and hang your clothes on a line to dry them? These things alone would drastically cut back on power consumption.
Does your car get over 35 miles per gallon? If not maybe you should trade it in on an economical small sized car or do you want to keep that SUV because you like the space? Do you have solar panels on your house and a wind turbine in your back yard? Why not? Aren’t you concerned about the environment? These are all things we can do right now. Any of us can do them today. We don’t have to wait for the election to make a change. And you can control these things in your life.
Several candidates say they will “force” the power companies to go to renewable energy sources and do away with coal and nuclear. Who do you think is going to pay for this? That’s right the power companies will have to pass the savings along to the consumer and you can expect your power bill to double. Can you afford that? The candidates can, they are all wealthy. And do you really think a candidate that has ties to the oil industry is really going vote against their personal fortune and cut back? Would you?
So how far are you willing to go to save mother earth? You can act today or wait for the election and hope the new President does the right thing. After all they haven’t let you down in the past…or have they? If you put your faith in the future President you will surely be let down, Instead, put your faith in God and take action yourself.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
Have a great day,
PS I am Greg C and I approved this message. :)