By Katie Parrott
October 06, 2008
"I remember a time when Alaska was -- before big business
moved in. We had trees, oil, fishing and honesty."
Mr. Nathan: Newsflash Alaska still has all of those things: I
can see more trees than I can count when I look out my window,
my PFD is evidence that the oil is still running strong (at least
the oil revenue), the smell of the creek attests to the presence
of fish (lots of them) and I ve certainly come across at least
a handful of honest people. You must be hanging out in the wrong
part of Alaska and with the wrong Republicans. To say Republicans
are responsible for "the biggest problems we have"
is farcical. What are our biggest problems? If you are referring
to the trees, oil, fish, and honesty, please tell me: What is
your house made of? And what do you heat that house with? Maybe
not oil, but I d be hard-pressed to believe you ve never used
it in some capacity. If you say you've never harvested fish,
then I'd be tempted to call you a liar. You are a consumer of
all of the things you claim "big business" has taken.
Who do you think they have taken it to?
As for honesty - let me be honest with you: Obama/Biden aren't
going to change the world if we as a nation don't face up to
our personal and individual responsibility for the current state
of things. If this nation is indeed built upon a government of
the people, by the people and for the people, and is to find
redemption, we better own up, man up and hold each other accountable.
P.S. Kudos to Lexie Jones for her tactful and intelligent contribution
it was inspiring and helped me hold my tongue.
Received October 06, 2008 -
Published October 06, 2008
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