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Sanders & AOC Propose Fracking Ban - Do You Agree?
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  • Robert
    Voted Oppose

    I see the terms like greenhouse gases CO2 and weaning ourselves off of fossil fuels. Think back to say to 1776, and imagine the world and the United States without oil, natural gas or other fossil fuels. Don’t say we would have battery running cars as the industrial revolution would have never happened to make the automobile in the first place. The air wouldn’t be cleaner as everyone would be burning wood to cook, heat those log cabins, and to light their houses. Most every tree which breaths in CO2 and breaths out oxygen would have been cut down. Travel would be limited to horses and wagons. Yes the White men would eventually have made it to the west coast, in those covered wagons and we would become an United States but the American we would be living in would be very different. You can build a building about 10 time the width of the building high without steel framing and the internal rooms would have no light. I guess this world I am talking about would have some benefits such as the World Trade Center wouldn’t have been built and the terrorist that flew those planes into those buildings wouldn’t have had a plane to fly in. The amount of wars we get ourselves into would pretty much fought here in this hemisphere. Look around your house and city and imagine your world without the industrial revolution which was fuel by fossil fuels, and take a horse or wagon to town and see all those nice 1-2 stories buildings. Go inside that General Store to buy that fresh fruit and vegetables when in season. Go down to that blacksmith to get a couple horseshoes. Just think Gunsmoke TV show, or Little House on the Prairie. No there would not have been bikes or cars, no TV or computers or even telephones. Those Presidential Debates would have been pretty much local audiences and a week or two later we would have read in the newspaper what was talked about. Think Abe Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debates. Our government was different and the Congress wasn’t really a full time job or a lifetime job like it is now. The Constitution (Article I, Section 4) originally provided that "The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by law appoint a different day." Pursuant to a resolution of the Congress of the Confederation in 1788, the first session of the First Congress under the Constitution convened March 4, 1789. Up to and including May 20, 1820, 18 acts were passed providing for the meeting of Congress on other days in the year. The first and second sessions of the First Congress were held in New York City. Subsequently, Philadelphia was the meeting place through the first session of the Sixth Congress and, since then, Congress has convened in Washington, D.C. The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, proclaimed as ratified February 6, 1933, established noon on the 3rd day of January as the meeting date, unless the Congress by law appoints a different day. So when you jump on that proverbial “BAND WAGON” about fighting fossil fuels and greenhouse gases, take a look around and smell the coffee.

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