Bill of Rights inspiration; Global warming nothing new — May 20, 2019

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal"

Bill of Rights is good inspiration

The Colonies, after adopting the Declaration of Independence, celebrated by reading it aloud from the Pennsylvania State House.  It would be wonderful if our President read it aloud on the Fourth of July.

We need to be reminded that our country was founded on the following premise: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

It goes on to say that government powers are derived by the consent of the governed to affect their safety and happiness. The Declaration gives the governed the right to throw off government that evinces a design to reduce them to absolute despotism.

Grievances against King George listed in the Declaration include refusing laws for the public good, opposing the rights of the people, obstructing laws for the naturalization of foreigners, obstructing the administration of justice, making judges subject to his will, obstructing trade with all parts of the world and inciting domestic insurrections

The Bill of Rights contained in the Constitution of the United States would be a good inspirational follow up.

—Karen Mahoney


Global warming, cooling is nothing new

There are those in power who would like to create a carbon tax to reduce atmospheric C02 to alter global weather patterns. There is very little we can do to alter global warming and cooling; the planet has been doing this for eons without our help.

When a volcano blows, that’s massive C02 build-up. All inactive volcanos on Earth emit C02 24-7, 365 days a year. Every living creature on Earth exhales C02 from one end and methane from the other — and methane is 84 times more potent than C02.

Every body of water emits methane constantly from decomposing sediment. Any place that has vegetation build-up emits methane as it rots.

Every container of soda emits C02.

Cleaning the planet and the water is good but does nothing for climate change.

If you want to feel good, plant lots of trees; they take up C02 but unfortunately are being cut down.

Those partaking in the Kool-Aid, do not turn on your heater until next winter. And if you’re really hardcore, disconnect your water heater altogether.

—Martin Cable

Dunes City


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