Sometimes faith is just an excuse to not have to deal with things. Maybe the Great Spirit is losing faith in us? What if droughts keep coming, storms blow them away, then there’s more? What if the forests keep burning, dust blows in and crops dry up? Is this possible? Why not?
What’s the plan if the shade tree dies, the power goes out and things get hotter? Who do we call if the signal quits? God? Maybe he had enough and wants us to fix it ourselves. Maybe it’s time we spend what little money is left on preserving His environment instead of destroying its inhabitants. When it becomes dangerous to exist outside and people start depending on bottled water, what is the back-up plan?
Technology takes more jobs, the newspaper, the mail, etc. When your freedom is simply bought and sold, where are you going to go? To heaven? What about grandchildren who are left behind? Where’s their back-up plan?
Why not employ young people to be environmental soldiers? Maybe it’s time we start irrigating, cleaning up, and protecting from environmental catastrophes instead of letting corporations profit off warfare in the name of freedom.
When eventually there’s not enough to go around, what is the back-up plan for “freedom to earn as much as you want?”
Perhaps, we must continue to move forward but leave no one behind.
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- Son does well at Libert Son does well at Liberty Editor: My son, Nathaniel, attends school at Liberty Elementary School. He has been there for two years now. He came to Liberty in second grade after kindergarten in East Park and first grade at Edison. He is now in the four
- Races charge too much Editor: Runners and walkers must beware this summer. Some 5K (3.1 mile) fundraising events will again be way overcharging. Most are put on for good causes, but it’s not a good cause to overcharge people for something they sweat for.
- Fight the proposed coal mine Fight the proposed coal mine Editor: In a single issue of St. Joseph's The Leader, dated March 5, one can find four events listed that testify to our love of the natural world: a bird walk, a lecture on freshwater mussels, a pre-K event at Homer Lake
- Searching for answers Searching for answers Editor: I'm certainly not saying the city's firefighters don't need or deserve an increase of funds, but I would like to better understand why. Why do they feel they need more personnel than the national average of 1.04 per 1000
- Advocate will be missed Editor: We at Community Blood Services of Illinois are saddened by the recent death of Patricia Black, a wonderful and dedicated employee who was known to a generation of local blood donors. Pat was a tireless advocate for the Danville Elks Blood Ban
- Social workers earn praise Editor: March was National Social Work month. The 2014 theme was "All People Matter." I personally want to say "thank you" to the social workers. I am a registered nurse and have worked in many different health care settings from acute hospital care
- Neighborhood going downhill Editor: Home owners and the few good rentals of southeast Danville are concerned about Fair Oaks in their neighborhood. Well, wake up people. Unless you have been in a coma or frozen for the past five years or more, these kinds of people and many wor
- Cut the fat first Editor: Yes, the taxpayers understand the budget needs to be balanced. I would like to know why every time Danville faces a budget problem it's always the fire department that is considerred for cuts. It's never the police, street department or high-
- Farming and mining 'progress' Farming and mining 'progress' Editor: In an advertisement in the Sidell Reporter, Sunrise Coal "salutes the dedication and hard work of the American Farmer," and is "proud to be part of Vermilion County Progress." Farming and coal mining have no "pr
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