[CT Birds] Action alert HR 2854
sffaulkner at comcast.net
Tue Jul 26 16:38:18 EDT 2011
Feeding hungry children is about the immediate quality of our society, and
protecting species and water quality is about the long-term quality of our
I can't agree more with David about the appropriateness of forwarding these
political emails. I would like to add that this particular of use of
federal funds is for our country's long-term health and welfare. So much of
our governmental expense is for immediate needs (social issues, military,
etc.) -- and far less than 1% is directed toward our nation's long-range
health and environmental future. If we don't protect our clean air, water,
and biodiversity in the long run, we will undermine our own health and --
absolutely -- our happiness. We need to fund visionary programs as well.
Too often our politicians are blinded by calls for immediate, urgent help
and neglect the long-term visions that ultimately define our society. It is
our job to remind them not sacrifice the future to short-term demands.
I was glad to receive the email. I hope people will express their opinions
to their elected officials.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David F Provencher" <david.f.provencher at dom.com>
To: "CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Action alert HR 2854
>I know many people on this forum do not want to receive what they believe
>are political messages. I understand that. However I believe it to be
>incumbent upon those of us who value the future of our world to do our bit.
>I am aware that many members of this forum already play active roles in the
>protection and conservation of our natural world. The message Ken posted is
>an important one. Please take the time to follow the link in Ken's email
>and contact your elected representatives concerning this latest attempt to
>erode environmental protection in this country. Of course I appreciate the
>economic realities we face, but these issues are being exploited to weaken
>environmental protections in ways that benefit few and harm many. I know
>some people feel their voices don't matter, that those with money and
>influence will always win the day. Even if that were true (and it is NOT
>always true) standing up for what you believe in is always the right thing
>to do regardless of the outcome. So please heed Ken's message. Much of the
>remaining natural beauty of our country exists because others before us
>took the initiative to be heard. Their voices mattered then. Your voice
>matters now. Why not use it?
> Dave Provencher
> Naturally New England<http://naturallynewengland.blogspot.com/>
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