by Theresa Camoriano
I recently heard on the radio that the number of motorcycle fatalities in Kentucky is 50% higher so far this year than it was at the same time last year. The reporter said it is being attributed to better weather this year that is encouraging people to ride motorcycles more. I suspect the reason is very different. I think it is the high price of gasoline, which encourages people to ride motorcycles because they cannot afford to drive their cars. As the environmentalists chase their dream of high gasoline prices driving us to conserve gasoline, they should include in that dream a higher death toll, as people drive smaller vehicles that provide less protection in the event of an accident. They will not feel any sense of responsibility for those deaths, even though their policies will have been a primary cause, just as they do not feel any responsibility for the huge numbers of people who have died from malaria as a result of the outlawing of DDT. In their fairy-tale world of unicorns and pixie dust all that matters are their good intentions. The devastating results are just an unfortunate tragedy that could not be helped.
If only there were justice in this world, the people who promote these terrible policies would be the ones who suffer their bad effects, but that is not how it works. President Obama and his environmentalist friends ride in big, sturdy gas guzzlers, while lower income people, about whom he says he cares so much, get killed in the motorcycle accidents because they could not afford Obama’s high-priced gas.
We have the power to do something about this problem in November. We need to elect people who will allow drilling, fracking, pipelines, and the burning of coal to generate electricity. Elect people who will let the free market work to serve consumers. Elect people who have respect for the American people and who will not use their power to manipulate us and control our lives. We are supposed to be their masters, not their pawns. Let’s act like it!
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