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The politics of litter …

After Tuesday night, my time as an election prognosticator is over.

What’s not over, though, is my continued push for an environment that is cleaner, protected and respected. It’s God’s gift to us, and all we’re doing is putting it on a path to ruination.

IMG_1940Although they won many offices, I remain disgusted with a GOP that turns a blind eye to fact and scientific finding for the sake of conservatism. That many of those elected disguise their anti-envionmental stance with ‘I don’t understand the science of global warming,’ it remains that it is happening, and a lot of people a whole lot smarter than them have weighed in. My hunch here – and I’m by no means a rocket scientist – is that in a few scant years voters will again have a say, and the environment will be a greater factor in a greater number of races. The Republicans can run, but they and their inept allies at Fox News won’t be able to hide.

Yeah, my itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny anti-litter campaign is the proverbial gnat on the rear end of the environmental elephant, but it is a piece nonetheless of the larger environmental story. If we don’t care for what we have now, when the time for caring passes, it will be too late to act. No amount of GOP 11th hour scientific understanding will help.

About Dave Bradley (264 Articles)
I'm the one behind two totally unrelated blogs; one on 15 years of writing a weekly letter to my kids (plus other recipients), the other on my localized environmental responsibility. I'm a writer by trade and both endeavors are accepted practice for me. As for the letters, my adult children Ellen and Reid may have seen letters as corny at one point, but it's accepted practice for them, too, to find something in their mailbox other than bills and junk mail. Email and texting don't do a lot for me for a lot of different reasons. Snail mail has its place in the communicative world so as long as they keep selling stamps, I'm buying. As for 'Pick Up Your Path' and the environment, I advocate what citizens can do themselves to take a direct hand in their neighborhood environment. But Pick Up Your Path is also a general environmental blog. It may be largely about litter and trash, but both of those are just one element of the total environmental picture.

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