Letter to the editor - Oct. 31
October 31, 2018
Pearce’s stances disqualify him
There are multitudes of challenges facing our country today — a congenital liar for a president, a congressional majority that does not have the backbone to stand up to the Liar in Chief.
Our nation as a democracy is being threatened, the president likes autocracy, the press is the enemy of the people, except Fox and the National Inquirer.
Trump thinks the Department of Justice, FBI and Secret Service should be loyal to him, not the country.
There is an old African proverb: “If you want to go quickly go alone; if you want to go far go together.”
There is one challenge larger than our nation addressing the threats to our form of government. That is global warming, the primary threat to civilization as we know it.
The scientists warn us that our window of addressing it is now about 2040. Scientists say that we have the technology to do it. The hurdle Is political will.
No one should be elected to any governmental position that has a record of opposing the science of global warming.
Steve Pearce has denied global warming. He is not stupid, but his judgment and ethics are highly questionable. He is against regulation of the fossil fuel industry, opposed to renewable energy subsidies but for fossil fuel subsidies being retained.
Pearce has done nothing to rein in a president that is a threat to our form of government and ignores the values our society is based on. His power is fear, prejudice and ignorance. The denying of scientific fact-based global warming threatens civilization. Those two disqualifies him.