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I would like to respond to two editorials that appeared in your Thursday, Aug. 7 edition.

The first is the piece by Walter Williams bemoaning the hold that environmentalist have on Congress.

Organizations like the Environmental Defense Fund, Sierra Club and The Nature Conservancy are funded through donations made by everyday people like me.

I, alone, can hold no sway over Congress; but as a supporter of such organizations, I can join forces with others who share my opinions in order to make a difference.

As to the Archer Daniels Midland company, I agree that the move to corn-based ethanol has been disastrous and A.D.M. pushed this idea. But ethanol can be made from vegetation that is not part of our food supply and this should be addressed immediately.

Finally, we should be looking to become energy-independent, not oil-independent.

There isn’t enough oil available now or in the future to fuel our ever-increasing demand for energy.

We must find other environmentally safe ways to produce the energy we need.

Now let me address JOHN’S VU!!

For more than half the column, I had no idea what he was getting at.

Just a lot of disconnected stuff about pain and snake oil doctors, then I read the sentence, "The abomination can win the election only if he can get the entire black vote and a large majority of the people who don’t normally vote."

Then he goes on to spouting what the GOP are trying so desperately to purport…that Obama is using the race card or the victim card, which he has never done.

Mr. William’s piece was a well-written, intelligent argument for a point of view different from my own.

JOHN’S VU!! showed no intelligent consideration nor one verifiable fact.

As a political piece, it was abominable.

Jan Glaspy

Ellis County


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