After reading today’s weather forecast last night and checking out the window this morning, I was not in the best of moods.
and sleet and freezing rain? In the second half of March? Weren’t we supposed to
get all of this over with in February?
apparently not, I complained to myself. Apparently, global warming is coming
late this year.
briefly contemplated putting something like that up as a Facebook status today,
which of course made me wonder how many nasty retorts I’d get, which led me to
start thinking about polls taken last year that show the growing numbers of
Americans who don’t believe in global warming.
Not English. Not French. Not Germans. Americans.
pondered that briefly and then came to this conclusion: The reason why Americans
are catching on more quickly than the rest of the world is because America isn’t
quite so used to government-funded thinking.
their ever increasing socialist leanings, England, France, Germany and the rest
of Europe have relied on government for everything for decades going into or
over a century now. (For other countries, it’s been even longer.)
there are used to the government babysitting them from the delivery room – with
its government-funded staff and equipment – to the classroom’s
government-funded education to their government-funded retirement. That kind of
nanny-stating practically insures stunted mental and emotional growth.
people don’t exercise their physical muscles, those muscles stop working as
well. The same goes for brains and morals. This is just common sense.
however, have a rich history of fending for ourselves. It’s a way of life that
requires free thinking. So we’ve had to actually use our brains now and again. And while we’ve certainly caved in certain
areas and continue to fall to socialist thinking, we’re still more used to
independence than the rest of the world.
it stands to reason that we wouldn’t be quite so quick to accept the idea of a
heating planet when the evidence keeps mounting up like snow banks in front of
The government might claim that we’re destroying
the earth, but Americans still have the ability to use our eyes and ears and
brains. At this point, it’s more a matter of whether we want to use them or