Monday, May 19, 2008

Solutions, Obama?

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said at a rally in Oregon.

1) And what, exactly does Obama propose to do about it? The only reason to bring up an issue or set of issues like this is if you have an idea for a solution. So what could be some solutions? Is he planning to ban SUV's? Tax them more? ANd what does he mean by we can't "eat as much as we want"? Does he expect us to cut back to near-starvation levels? Does he have a plan to ensure that we do? What is his plan to prevent us from eating "as much as we want"? If this is a real problem, then he must have a solution in mind. And what about keeping "our homes on 72 degrees at all times"? What is his solution there? To install regulators in our thermostats so the government can decide at what temperature we should have our houses at (don't laugh, it was proposed in California)? If these are problems, he must have a solution -- and his being a Leftist Democrats, I guarantee you that those solutions are government-oriented.

2) Despite what he thinks, I don't think other countries actually think all that much about what Americans are doing or how we conduct ourselves in our own homes. And even if they do, who cares? Should we modify our activities just because someone somewhere might disapprove? Just because someone disapproves of something, that does not make that thing wrong to do any more than just because someone approves of something, it is the right thing to do.
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