It’s unfortunate our government continues to approve oil drilling in the arctic. Our planet has but only so many resources to share and someday billions of earthlings may be left standing on a bare planet wondering where it all went? But, I get it. The US still continues to use more oil than any other nation in the world therefore the demand calls for more supply. I don’t blame the man I voted for 4 years ago.
Despite the oil drilling, mountaintop removal for coal, fracking for natural gas, and building of more nuclear power plants, the Obama administration has put more money into green technologies than any other president in US history. It takes a long time to turn a battleship around, and that process has already begun with Obama at the helm.
To help reduce demand, I power my home with solar energy and drive my tours with renewable biodiesel in the buses and trucks. I also Vote for Obama.
The Obama Vote also supports same-sex marriage, a seemingly small but planet-shifting vote for the greater good of all humanity. It also says you want better student loan options which will make it easier for anyone to get an education and have a life after. And the Obama Vote lets women choose how they treat their own bodies.
Let us also fear not the economy which was hurting when the President stepped into office and is now slowly starting to rise again. The economy is after all a monetary game we play with each other and nations abroad. Money, which is made-up, a complex and digitized system of trust, of which only 3% in the world is actually cash, is unfortunately a means for survival for many, but it does not make the quality of our lives better. Trust me, I’m a millionaire, and one who will happily pay more taxes to level the field. In fact, giving my money away has brought me much more pleasure than in the earning of it.
J. R. R. Tolkien writes, “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
I’ve voted democratic since I was 18 and will likely continue to do so. I think this is a great country when we act as a community and pool our strengths. Humanity was meant to work together, move forward and evolve into beings greater than money and material possessions, and this election will help us get there.