I think this is what the environmental movement is about. I think they want to stop all industrial activity in the United States. The claim is that industry is ruining the earth. If you call them on their big boats and big jets they use to get around the world, they tell you to stop changing the subject. Al Gore, Barack Obama, Ron Reagan and Leo DiCaprio all have a huge carbon footprint while telling others not to do what they do. Like all good activists, they want you to change your behavior while ignoring theirs.
I am in favor of clean air, clean water and a thriving planet on a sustainable course. I want garbage out of the street. I want things that can be recycled efficiently to be recycled. I want people to have a safe place to live, food to eat when they get hungry and a way to get from one place to another when they need to do so. I want people to be free from disease and have medical care when they need it. All the things I want costs money. All the things the environmentalists want costs money.
This is where I part ways with environmentalists. I know shutting down industries kills jobs and makes less money available to buy the things we agree that we need. Governments cannot survive without industry. If you want to change to a cleaner energy resource you must do research and development. You cannot do that without money.
Our current administration has wasted, yes wasted a minimum of two trillion dollars trying to create a green energy industry. At the same time they are killing the coal business, which makes energy more expensive while putting more people out of work. Our government is bringing in more money than it ever has in our history and we are still going into more debt each day. When industry is gone and there are no jobs, where do they think the money will come from? I do not think they care. I think all the politicians are interested in is placing the blame on anyone but themselves.
I do not think the environmental marchers have any logical thought about what they are doing. They have a few leaders that provide guidance and the believers follow. I think it is time for individuals in the environmental movement to think about the consequences of their actions. If they are successful there will be no money for the government to spend to give them free stuff.