Some see, few know, many choose to wander aimlessly in a fog, devoid of sunlight. I seek the light of day and leave the others to their chosen realm of ignorance. They are the ones who have brought this great nation down. I write only for the benefit of those who possess the courage required to restore our birthright.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A NEW EDEN ... REPOSTED
I wrote the following brief essay four years ago and due to the vast devastation now taking place in Texas, decided that it is time to repost it...
Many years ago I had an idea that would quite literally turn the USA into an Eden, but I never mentioned it to anyone, being certain that the EPA would squash the idea for the sake of some grasshopper in Utah. Now this nation teeters on the edge of oblivion, and the only way America will ever regain her footing is to seriously curtail the authority of government agencies, such as the EPA, that have far exceeded their original purpose. Our bureaucrats are not important! Our nation is!
Every year we feed the world and every year our ability to do so becomes more strained. Every year billions of dollars of flood damage occur along major rivers with lives lost.
We are losing our wetlands and our underground aquifers are dropping to lower levels. If we continue on the same course eventually they will dry up; farming will be greatly diminished, or end, and some desert cities will have to be abandoned. In addition to the normal strain on our water tables we encounter periodic droughts, reminding us yet again that we are not in control.
Now, due to politics, we have new problems. From this year onward jobs will be lost due to Obama's progressive anti America policies. Nothing can be done as long as he is in office, but the planning for this can start now. When a real President with a vision takes office we can face adversity and win.
There is a common solution to all of these problems, and it would be tantamount to the space race: That solution is interconnected pipelines, and pumping stations, spanning the nation and moving water from where it is doing serious damage to where it will do the most good.
The world has quite enough water, but mankind does not, and the answer is to move it to where it will benefit America before it does enormous damage and then flows into the ocean where it is lost. With America in control of her water, unoccupied valleys can become massive lakes, creating new resting grounds for migrating birds, fishing, boating and lakeside communities and one of the most important side effects is that the seeping ground water would replenishing our dying aquifers. Creating such a system of pipelines and pumps would in turn create millions of new jobs. And they would not be "Make work" jobs. The result of such an effort would be totally productive. New farmlands, new wetlands, towns would spring up along the way at major pumping intersections.
Katrina would have just been a nuisance if New Orleans had been pumped dry before the hurricane hit. Every year we know when the Ohio, the Missouri, and the Mississippi are going to flood creating massive damage, and the answer is to turn on the pumps beforehand and send much of the existing river water to distant man made lakes before the flood stage hits.
The greatest obstacle the world faces is to many people and not enough food and water for all of them. Such conditions lead to starvation, disease, and war. This concept would save lives and property damage, create new living space for humanity, and assure future generations the right to plentiful water, the most valuable commodity on Earth.
And it would work everywhere in the world, and for it to succeed, the EPA must be brought under control. This is a massive engineering feat but by ignoring the bureaucrats and doing what must be done, the USA could have a functioning system within ten years, and it could be done world wide before the end of the century. If we combine our technology with common sense, Eden is indeed possible.
John F. Kennedy inspired a generation with his vision of conquering space and landing on the Moon. It is time for a new President to once again inspire a new generation that can rebuild this nation with a common dream. The way to get this done is by heeding the words of Ronald Reagan. "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."
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