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America's 10-Year Learning Curve

IVES Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 6:52 AM
Randy, Good Article. In 1976 I predicted the environmental learning curve would be broken when we "got hungry" Now after years of poor decision making on environmental matters we are not yet hungry enough to reverse the burdensom regulator push to provide "clean air and water" and to control the climate. I believe the environmental learning curve is more like 40 years. It will probably be the younger generation without jobs who will finally discover the balance between productivity and environmental activism.
ron766 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 8:35 AM
But which party will lead out of this darkness? Environmental extremists control the Democrats. Republicans gave us the EPA. True constitutionalists have no home.
Winston Churchill once quipped you can “trust the American people to do the right thing after they have tried everything else.” His observation touches on a recurring theme in United States history: major political change is often preceded by a decade long learning curve. This pattern can be seen from the Founding era up to the election of 2012.

Ten years before the American Revolution, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act of 1765, which was the first in a series of direct taxes over the American colonies. The colonists immediately recognized it as a violation of their fundamental...