Reader Opinion: What's best for all
Most of us would heartily agree with the recent letter giving a failing grade to the recent "environmentalists" protesting the DAPL oil pipeline. The demonstrators did not even have the common camping courtesy of cleaning up after themselves, lik...
Most of us would heartily agree with the recent letter giving a failing grade to the recent "environmentalists" protesting the DAPL oil pipeline. The demonstrators did not even have the common camping courtesy of cleaning up after themselves, like legitimate "campers" routinely do. In the process, their "clean water" plea gets lost and they were merely acting like other recent protesters around the globe, just another bunch of rioters leaving a trail of destruction.
While we thank the good Lord and our Founding Fathers, for our right to publicly disagree with our government or anyone else, that right was never extended to damage or endanger the rights or property of others. The recent protest regarding the oil pipeline proves beyond doubt that the protestors were anything but environmentalists!
In our world today, we all need oil safely delivered to where it is used, and we all need safe water for humans, animals and crops, both upstream and down! Let us sanely and unemotionally review all our options and their risks, and decide on the best and safest for all.
In Abe Lincoln's day, folks were too busy with the task of staying alive, planting crops, tending animals, and caring for families, to have the luxury of free time to "demonstrate." In that day, our country was growing and the issue of whether or not to allow slavery in newly organized states arose and led the states into serious division. I am most impressed with the resolve and commitment of so many thousands of our ancestors, of every race and creed, who willingly volunteered to put their lives and their happiness at risk for their firm beliefs! Today, politicians are pushing us again toward hopeless division, but remember this-no government can survive to do anything right if they are bankrupt.