It's Time to Put the Political Axes Down
Then there are the global warming “duck and cover” people who believe we have less than 100 months to stop the planet from cooking itself in CO2. This information is based on research from the crack team at CRU who brought us Climategate. My suggestion to them is to simply … step outside.
For those who aren’t on board with selling out our sovereignty over a hoax, I offer this suggestion:
We should continue to research common sense alternative energy sources. That being said, the proposed alternatives are still too expensive and technologically insufficient to stand alone as energy sources (i.e., solar and wind power). Right now, we still need oil and natural gas as our primary energy sources. Our first priority for energy independence should be to lift the ban on oil exploration and allow refineries to be built.
A good, non-fossil fuel compromise is nuclear power. It’s clean, domestic energy that’s available right now. We can even put a couple where all those loud, crowded, and inefficient wind turbines would have gone. Heck, pay states enough and I’m sure you’d have several ready to accept a federal subsidy for providing nuclear energy.
On the astronomical chance that there would be a meltdown, the states with reactors would probably be capitalistic, conservative ones that liberals wouldn’t miss anyway. Sound like a deal?
4. Terrorism and War. Diplomacy is our first line of defense, but it shouldn’t be our last. That being said, it’s important for our leaders to know our history as well as the history of other nations we engage.
Part of the quagmire of our Middle East relations stems from strategic moves during the Cold War (and our uncanny ability to tip the scales to our disadvantage no matter whose side we take). Our other problem is that some of those same Muslim factions just have a deep desire to … kill us (see cultural “imperialism.”) Also, here’s a transcript from an excellent interview with the president of Muslims Against Sharia that speaks to the same point about what drives those hate-filled Muslim factions.
No matter what your opinion is on how our war with radical Islam started, our current situation is our reality now. Jihad has been declared on America by Islamofascists, and it is literally going to be us or them from here on out.
If your opinion is that we created this monster called “radical Islam” and unleashed it on the world, then it is our duty to stop it. If you believe we’re the innocent victims of cultural and religious rage, then it’s our duty to protect ourselves and to stop it. We don’t have to agree with one another to actually do what’s in our mutual best interest.
5. Guilt. Some Americans are still apologizing for things like broken Indian treaties, slavery, and every slight from then until now. Misplaced guilt is not the same as compassion; it’s a form of self-hatred. The best way to rectify our nation’s times of tyranny is not to bellyache over the past, but to move forward and allow all of America to succeed by giving its people the freedom to fail.
The alternative involves a time machine. Got one?
The unrealistic goal of a utopia leads us to fear failure and punish success in the name of equality. Unless perfection means uniform mediocrity, then it continues to be unattainable by nations. No nation has or will ever be perfect, and to have the audacity to apologize for our nation’s imperfection is arrogant.
We’re Americans first. Our obligations to our family and country come before our political ideology. If our ideology involves “fundamentally transforming America,” well ... that’s just insurrection. We are not Marxists. We are not socialists. We are not victims. We are and always have been a Judeo-Christian nation. We are capitalists. We are a constitutional republic, not a democracy. We are free people. We don’t want to be transformed. We want to be restored.
What do you want?