Raping the environment for the benefit of "Big Oil" is something that only the most stalwart of Republicans can stomach. Attaching a provision to the current budget bill allowing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) is indeed a sneaky way of subverting the will of the American public.
Big Oil is reaping incredible windfall profits. All experts agree that the oil reserves in ANWR don't contain more than a drop in a bucket of our nation's energy needs. Yet the environmental damage that will be caused by Big Oil's raping of this pristine area will forever change one of the last outposts of natural beauty.
Shame on those who are willing to destroy for the sake of greed. The time is long overdue for all of us to take a stand against our current political culture of greed, lying and deceit.
Ask yourself, "When is enough, enough?" and listen to your God-given conscience.
Larry Brophy, Payson