This article prompted the following responses from readers. Read it all and let us know what you think. You know I think it's just another example of political drum-beating, making a mountain out of a mole-hill. There seems to be no level too low for our new Speaker of the House. These letter-writers say it better than I.
Some excerpts from the article:
"Global warming is "one of humanity's greatest challenges," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared on Wednesday. She said House Democrats are "working diligently" on legislation to address global warming challenges, and they expect to unveil their proposals by July 4, which she called "Energy Independence Day."
She said the House will lead by example: "It is time for Congress to act on its own carbon footprint," she said, applauding Sen. Barbara Boxer for getting key offices to switch to energy efficient lighting and introducing legislation that will promote energy efficiency in federal buildings.
"We will adopt innovative solutions, such as purchasing 100 percent renewable electric power, ensuring wood for our furniture is sustainably harvested, and conducting a comprehensive review of our recycling initiative," Pelosi said.
"The days of rejecting the science of global warming are over, as are the days of standing idly by." Pelosi concluded with a reference to the Old Testament: "To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us." Some critics have accused liberal Democrats of putting global warming on a par with religion, just as Pelosi did on Wednesday. "
Some of the response:
Letters to the Editor
May 10, 2007By CNSNews.com Readers
July 4th Has Nothing to Do with Energy Independence
“July 4 Energy Independence Day, my foot! This is the first step in July 4 not being recognized as a national holiday to celebrate the independence of our great country. I can see it now. My great grandchildren will not celebrate July 4 as Independence Day of our country but of energy. That is disgusting. Enough is enough.” (“Democrats Declare July 4 'Energy Independence Day,'” April 26)
Kay C.Denton, TX
“Are they going to outlaw all the carbon-producing fireworks? Maybe they’ll put former Vice President Al Gore in charge of this? Maybe he can shut off the electricity in his energy-wasting Tennessee home.”
Mike C.Albany, NY
“The total hypocrisy and arrogant condescending attitude of this speaker of the house and her fellow co-conspirators is breathtaking! We have Hollywood celebrities, senators and former senators making claims without any scientific credentials, and their comments are taken as the gospel! God and Christianity are completely rejected throughout Congress and our government, and she invokes the Old Testament.
These weasels will stoop to any level to bring forth their agenda. To mock and shame our Independence Day from an abusive government in 1776 is insulting with such a media stunt. This is one American who gave, who served and who will be flying his flag in distress.”
Michael M.Pinellas Park, FL