Friday, May 15, 2015

A Few Questions To Consider Regarding Shell-No! and Artic Drilling

I caught a glimpse of this on the news today. If you are in the Seattle area, you can see this rig parked and ready to go. Some things in the news segment caught my attention. Rather than go into some big huge article, how about a few questions?

First of all the government is supposed to represent the people, correct? Well the people have made it very clear we do not want arctic drilling. Yet Obama went ahead and gave Shell the green light? Why? We know it's not because of any uncertainty. Look at the security they have around the rig! They know we don't want Shell to drill in the arctic, or else they would not have all that security in place and this 500 yard perimeter around it. So why are they going ahead with something we, the American people, do not want?

Secondly a law enforcement official of some sort made a comment they they could not comment on what would happen if someone breached the perimeter. Why? All law enforcement is there to protect and serve the people. They work for us, not the corporations and not the government. So it seems to me that we should be the first to know exactly what would happen if we crossed that perimeter. It has nothing to do with public safety. So what are we not privy to know the details of the law and how it will be enforced?

We, the American people, were not given a chance to vote on arctic drilling. We have not been given a chance to vote on switching to electric cars, which would remove our dependance on oil and help the environment. We were not given a chance to vote on many of our laws and the consequences should we break them. Our president is doing things in our name we don't even want, and so are our law enforcement officials.

So my last question... Have you even considered these two questions regarding this issue? Now that you have been presented with them, what will you do about it? Here is one step you can take:

I will post more later on the TPP and revoking the Patriot Act. For now here are some more links:

Sunset the Patriot Act

I feel naked - stop the NSA from spying on us:

Say no to the Trans Pacific Partnership

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