President Obama as the leader of the nation sets the stage for all Americans. Decisions made at 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue effect all Americans. The Progressive Socialist philosophy that has formed the foundation of the presidents agenda is coming to light and it is ugly. The environmental policy and green jobs agenda are the divisive issues that is ripping the US asunder and undermining the security of our nation. Solar panel producers are leaving for China or closing there doors one after another. Wind turbines fail to satisfy demand and the Chicago Climate Exchange has gone belly up.The new corkscrew light bulb that is manufactured by General Electric in China is being forced upon us by the government. The lamp is not only made from hazardous material but is pron to explode and burn your house down. All of this has been funded by money borrowed by the government on behalf of the American tax payer and has been flushed down the big green hole. The EPA regulations that are being forced on American companies are driving manufactures out of business or out of the country. Utilities generating electricity from coal fired boilers have determined that it will be imposable to comply with the new regulations subsequently they will have to cease operations leaving a ten percent energy shortfall. These regulations have all ready put people out of work and are on par to displace seven million workers.
This is not good news for the president or his left wing environmental supporters. The president has boxed himself in once again and this time it is serious. The implications to the president are two fold, going with the regulations and fully funding the EPA or repealing the regulations. In either case the president is looking at a social time bomb.
Fox News is reporting that not a single job has been added in the month of August and the unemployment numbers are going to go higher in the next few months. The president has no choice but to rein in the EPA and put the green agenda on hold. The left will be fuming and the radical environmentalism movements that have no compulsion to compromise will disrupt the lives of all Americans with civil disobedience and acts of vandalism and violence.
The FBI has hung the moniker of “Eco-Terrorists” upon these groups. The eco-terrorist beleaves that capitalism, patriarchal society, and organised religion are responsible for the exploitation of nature. Radical environmentalists also believe that people are responsible for global worming that will lead to the depletion of the environment and the ultimate destruction of the earth. These groups are as dangerous and destructive as any radical Islamic group. They are typically seen as demonstrators but are capable of arson bombings and vandalism targeted at corporate infrastructure. It would not be out of the question for these groups to set fire to lumber yards and saw mills or bomb power lines,gas/oil pipe lines and corporate offices.
Cooperate retailers selling building materials such as Home Depot, Lowe’s and 84 lumber are in danger of arson attack as well as gas stations, car dealers, sporting goods stores, butcher shops and ranchers. The president was recently the subject of eco-protesters August 30. Actress Daryl Hannah and NASA scientist James Hansen were arrested by DC Park Police at a protest outside the White House. This was a non violent sit in type of affair by twenty or so activists. The bone of contention being the Keystone XL project, a proposed seven billion dollar, 1,700-mile pipeline that would transport crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast. Mr. Hansen heads NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, which examines issues such as climate change and the effect of humans on the planet. The environmentalist claims that the project will destroy pristine forests and pave the way for devastating oil spills. The following day the lovely Miss. Hannah told Bill O’Reilly on his TV show that if the president authorizes the construction of the pipe line then civil disobedience will occur and actions against the pipe line will follow. With the unemployment rate for high school graduates at 25.2 percent the left wing socialists have a ready pool of corruptibles to enlist into there radical associations. Private security companies will be stretched to the limit trying to cover all the vulnerabilities that private industry has been overlooking for years. This is the socialist utopia that president Obama and his social engineers have given us. It is up to the American people to except or reject the presidents agenda and it will be up to Cooperate America to enforce the will of the people and concentrate the many voices that make American companies prosper. The CEO of Starbucks has taken the leadership role and is kicking off a grassroots campaign to end the nonsense in Washington His open letter is reprinted in it’s entirety hear.
Dear Starbucks Friend and Fellow Citizen:
I love our country. And I am a beneficiary of the promise of America. But today, I am very concerned that at times I do not recognize the America that I love.
Like so many of you, I am deeply disappointed by the pervasive failure of leadership in Washington. And also like you, I am frustrated by our political leaders’ steadfast refusal to recognize that, for every day they perpetuate partisan conflict and put ideology over country, America and Americans suffer from the combined effects of paralysis and uncertainty. Americans can’t find jobs. Small businesses can’t get credit. And the fracturing of consumer confidence continues.We are better than this.
Three weeks ago, I asked fellow business leaders to join me in urging the President and the Congress to put an end to partisan gridlock and, in its place, to set in motion an upward spiral of confidence. More than 100 business leaders representing American companies – large and small – joined me in signing a two-part pledge:
First, to withhold political campaign contributions until a transparent, comprehensive, bipartisan debt-and-deficit package is reached that honestly, and fairly, sets America on a path to long-term financial health and security. Second, to do all we can to break the cycle of economic uncertainty that grips our country by committing to accelerate investment in jobs and hiring.
In the weeks since then, I have been overwhelmed by the heartfelt stories of Americans from across the country, sharing their anguish over losing hope in the strongest and most galvanizing force of all – the American Dream. Some feel they have no voice. Others feel they no longer matter. And many feel they have been left behind.
We cannot let this stand.
Please join other concerned Americans and me on a national call-in conversation on Tuesday September 6th hosted by “No Labels,” a nonpartisan organization dedicated to fostering cooperative and more effective government. To learn more about the forum and the pledges, visit www.upwardspiral2011.org
America is at a fragile and critical moment in its history. We must restore hope in the American Dream. We must celebrate all that America stands for around the world. And while our Founding Fathers recognized the constructive value of political debate, we must send the message to today’s elected officials in a civil, respectful voice they hear and understand, that the time to put citizenship ahead of partisanship is now.
Yours is the voice that can help ignite the contagious upward spiral of confidence that our country desperately needs
With great respect,
chief executive officer, Starbucks Coffee Company