Letter to Senators - "Mail" posted 1/28/17

First - thank you zapdam for the reply. That's what I thought. It's a bit lengthy to post here, but maybe someone will read it (?) : The Honorable Senator ________ PIPELINES ? WALLS ? We struggle year, after year, after year, after year - to pay our taxes. That is NOT on what we want them to be spent! Please help. We could be producing electrical energy from ocean waves! (It seems to me to be one of the least destructive - most sustainable methods.) We could be developing even more benign ones. We could be planting trees - MILLIONS OF TREES. $25,000,000,000.00 (more or less) for a wall! Millions of yards of concrete! Infinite environmental cost! Incomprehensible, inconceivable more billions of costs for pipelines! More environmental destruction! More disregard for compassion! I compare prices at the grocery store. I recycle every can - glass, metal, plastic. To waste that much finite material and money is beyond horrendous. We MUST stop destroying. Our efforts need to be focused on restoring our planet! We need to educate everyone about what happens when a planet becomes uninhabitable. Extinction is not just a word; it is a process. We are all one. The homeless on the street, the billionaires, the trillionaires - breathe the same air - need the same oxygen. Maybe some peoples' hearts are made of stone. Maybe their eyes are blind to the hurt. DO THEY TRULY NOT KNOW? DO THEY KNOW BUT NOT CARE ? We will keep on trying. Love doesn't give up. Life is more precious than affluence - life for the next seven generations and more.

Here's what Republicans and billionaires really mean when they talk about 'freedom'

Thom plus logo America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We'd be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom.