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Rampant agendas are double-edge sword

Maybe I’m nuts or too uninformed, but it seems to me that people have agendas, and more agendas, but their various agendas sometimes contradict one another.

We’ve seen so many times in the recent past where things were avoided, or even outlawed, because they were said to have too much of a negative or destructive effect to some snail darter or other little creature of some kind.

Some folks can get in serious trouble if they do something to cause a marsh to dry up, because they are destroying wetlands that are necessary to the habitat of some frog.

Although I am not really against this kind of thing, it does seem that in some instances it gets out of hand. Somehow the extremists always want to take it even further.

Then they get all excited about how oil, coal and anything else is going to destroy the earth, so they put up all these windmills all over the country to generate solar, non-polluting power which kill off the avian population like there is no tomorrow.

I read somewhere about the count of golden eagles killed in one year in California have been counted in the thousands. I know that TV broadcasting antennae, which usually stand about 1,000 feet high, but have no moving parts, kill many birds every year as the birds expect the sky to be clear and often run into them fatally.

These windmills with there rotating blades must make the airwaves extremely dangerous for anything that flies.

What happened to the snail darter protectors? I don’t really know where this is going, but I suspect that we are going to have to make some less panic filled solutions to what we perceive our problems to be.

It’s not the same type of contradiction, but I have been sort of amused that while we have been having such heated debates on allowing homosexual people to marry, marriage between heterosexual people has been going through a phase of being shunned.

So many young heterosexual people seem to prefer to just live together and not bother to get married.

I don’t really have any idea what the reasons are.

May God bless America.

Richard Westlund is a Collins resident. Send comments to editorial@observertoday.com

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