United We Stand, Divided We Fall

United We Stand, Divided We Fall
David Schlecht

United We Stand

America’s voters and America’s political parties have not been this divided since the civil war. This does not bode well for a country. Many of our talk radio and TV personalities spew hatred of the other side. They encourage us to hate the other and any thoughts of compromise or even discussion are discouraged.

This is bad for America.

We face some of the most devastating problems in our history and our government is in gridlock, unable to even put an end to the sequester that is pounding on our economy. This congress has been able to pass so few bills that the only congress worse that this one was the “Do Nothing” congress of the Truman era.

This country was founded on being united. We are a country that sticks together and helps each other out and listens to each other and works together.

Don’t let the political pundits and talk show hosts convince you to shut out debate with others. We need to come together to fix the disastrous problems facing our country.

We can’t afford to let them divide us anymore. We need to find things that we do agree on and come together to get them fixed.

We can start out slow and fix the little things at first and eventually work our way up to the real issues.

We are a United States. Let’s start acting like it. Call your Republican brother or your Liberal cousin and talk about how we are going to fix these problems.

We can’t afford to be divided any longer.

And if your favorite talk show host is making you mad at the other side, do yourself and America a favor and turn him off. Hatred is not Right.

It’s time to get united again.

What Universe Does Mark Amodei Live In?

What Universe Does Mark Amodei Live In?
When Amodei was asked to do something about Climate Change, he responded like he was from another planet. Climate Change is as plain as the nose on his face and he still was so out of touch to respond as follows:
August 20, 2013
Ms. Gxxx Axxx
xxxx xxx xxxx Blvd
xxxx xxx xxxx Blvd.
Reno, NV 89506
Dear Ms. Axxxx:
Thank you for contacting me to express your thoughts on climate change. I appreciate hearing from you on this issue.

As you know, climatology is complex issue. For the past century scientists have widely accepted that the earth is slowly becoming warmer. Over the past 30 to 40 years, some have noted the rate of increase has become steeper.

There are many theories regarding what has caused the increase and how it can affect life as well as the environment. Most believe the earth’s warming is largely man made and that the increase in greenhouse gases is the main factor in rising temperatures. The focus of debate comes from the lack of scientific consensus on how the earth will continue to warm, and what we should to do curb the effects of any warming. Some political leaders and environmental supporters stipulate that the earth’s temperature could rise by as much as 6 degrees by the end of the century. Other noted environmentalists say that rate of increase is implausible. Over the past decade, we have seen a major slowdown in global warming and scientists are still in the process of explaining this phenomenon.
Like you I believe we need to be good stewards of our environment. I also believe we need to be wary about sweeping environmental policies driven more by emotions than by sound science. We need to be careful that our policies don’t trade one bad environmental practice for another. As an example, some of our more fuel efficient and therefore emission friendly vehicles are made with materials that are very energy intensive to mine and take much longer to decompose than those of their less fuel efficient counterparts.
I do not believe it is appropriate for the federal government to advocate one position over the other. I do agree we must have an unbiased research effort funded by both the government and the private sector to answer the essential questions about climate change. Since 1990, the U.S. has spent at least $50 billion on climate research.
With sound science and a clear understanding of the natural climate cycles that the earth undergoes, we will be able to develop effective solutions to the human causes of global warming. As legislation to address this issue comes to the House floor for a vote, be assured I will consider it carefully and keep your thoughts in mind.
I appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to apprise me of your opinions and hope that you will contact me again should you have any further comments or concerns. If you would like additional information on my activities in the House, please visit my website, www.Amodei.house.gov or connect with me on facebook.com/MarkAmodeiNV2 and twitter.com/MarkAmodeiNV2.
In closing, please know that I consider it a privilege to serve and represent you and your family in Congress.
Mark E. Amodei
Member of Congress
Hey, Nevadans, it’s time to get these people out of office before it’s too late to fix this mess they’re causing.
Give him a call. Write him a letter. Use the links he provides to explain to him what our universe looks like and invite him to come join us.