Publication:Johnson City Press; Date:Apr 10, 2008; Section:Opinion; Page Number:6A


Environmentalists are regressive, not progressive




    There is nothing new under the sun. Environmentalism is idolatry. Environmentalism is worship of the creation and not the creator.

    When man rejects Christianity, he will seek to worship something because he cannot evade being made in the image of God. His only alternative is the material world, i.e., what he can see with his physical eyes.

    In his recent letter, Robert Bitter shows he is a dupe of the environmentalist philosophy. His solutions are all idolater’s solutions at the end of a gun. This is because the environmentalist philosophy is bankrupt. They have no solution but coercion.

    What Bitter calls for will result in worsening the oil situation. He does not realize that government regulation is the cause of the rise in gas prices and yet he wants more regulation ensuring shortages.

    When there is a shortage in the market, you can rest assured the government is involved. The establishment’s religion is environmentalism. This is taught in the coercive educational system from kindergarten all the way through graduate school. Environmentalism is the government-established religion of America.

    I like green, the green of cash from being productive. God told man to subdue the earth. This is what the environmentalists seek to stop. Drilling for oil and subduing the earth is the solution to the high price of oil.

    The environmentalists desire is to become primitive. They are regressive, not progressive as they claim. Our survival depends upon getting goods to the market. This is what oil companies seek to do. The environmentalists are determined to stop them.

REV. TERRY W. JACKSON

Johnson City

Traffic light

cameras

    Those traffic light cameras: Of course we are all interested in the safety issue, but there are some other considerations to be reckoned with. There was a report (on Blue Ridge Public Television) about Roanoke, Va., considering traffic light cameras. The problem was with regard to the “decision region” at the intersection.

    A report about the use of these cameras in other localities indicated quickly that there were constrictions of the “decision region” on a regular basis leading to an increase in arrests. The cameras were being used to generate revenue.

ROBERT W. RASCH

Johnson City