Craig (Editor's note: This is the first part of a letter to the editor recently submitted by Mr. Germond. The second part will be published in the Saturday Morning Press.)
To the Editor:
A little light, please. Reality has taken a holiday. We are paying $4 for a gallon of gas. And what does the liberal elite do? Shut down oil exploration in Alaska by declaring the polar bear threatened. Never mind the misuse of the Endangered Species Act, to place an animal on it that is thriving. The total disconnect at the cliff America is heading toward is what should scare us all. A liberal friend of mine told me that I quit drinking coffee and driving my SUV the rest of the world would have more. I don't think that's what's wrong with Haiti and Africa. What is wrong is skinny Kenny and starving Stan steal everything any farmer tries to grow or that's not nailed. There is a complete lack of civilization in other parts of the world. What these countries need is a sense of community, father and son events, town meetings and such.
When God hit the shores of the New World with the pilgrims he told them, "Work hard and teach your children to pray and everything will be OK." As Hillary would call the people that follow this rule, we are "working class Americans." Both Democrats and Republicans can and do belong to this club, and anyone can join. Life has gotten so good in America that this rule has been stretched, pulled on and even broken in some cases. If you have ever gone and voted with a pair of work gloves in your back pocket, you probably have a membership. This business of our suicidal energy policy can be blamed partly on and traced back to elite liberals. They are living off trust funds, or their parents while in college or guilty-feeling business men living off of investments. Give me a break. One might want to remember history a little. Hitler was a panhandler for a period of time in his life because he thought work was beneath him. However, lack of working on some people's part still is not the main cause of the liberal disconnect with reality.
Liberal fascist environmentalists are not completely to blame. Working class Americans are. We felt sorry for these idiots and legalized medical marijuana, lowering the stigma of this drug to the point it is now. These ding dongs sit around on a regular basis getting high and thinking they were global-geo-political and environmental experts. Voting for whatever their hopped up ganja brains tell them to.
Their leader is a candidate that has the same slogan as Bob the Builder, "yes, we can." No wonder they say the stupidest things like the polar bear is endangered and boil oil is bad. Before this, they were saying it was big business, organized religion or that big drug companies were bad.
Never did they complain about big government or an unquestioned belief in an environmental policy was bad. Big marijuana plants, that's what's bad, and at the root of all this consternation. That's what has to go.
It lets them feel justified to fly and drive all over the world to go hiking, rafting, licking flowers, kissing rocks and such, all the while they pee themselves every time they recycle a pop can.
That's the kind of travel that needs to be cut out. They should stay home and go to work.