In response to an opinion piece to the Gilbert Sun – https://issuu.com/timespub/docs/gsn_0217_11c1fac0144dfa/22
I’m a 29-year-old ASU student majoring in healthcare compliance and father of two boys. I’m the Vice President of College Republicans United at ASU and also am pursuing to become a Precinct Committeeman for LD12.
First off, so-called “man-made climate change” is nothing more than an attempt at population control engineered by the UN. Since when does the UN dictate American policy? It’s high time the UN lose the United States as a participant for the sake of maintaining national sovereignty here at home and more hardworking American families keep their hard-earned tax dollars. Please don’t insult our intelligence and say global warming is caused by humans giving off more carbon dioxide, that is junk science.
A Green New Deal will only increase the federal government’s control over our state’s resources and would require a tremendous increase in tax dollar spending. Contrary to Al Gore in 2006 in his An Inconvenient Truth, the polar ice caps still remain and the polar bear population has increased, rather than decreased according to the Global Warming Policy Foundation from 22,500 to about 30,000 in the span of 12 years. Now THAT is an inconvenient truth!
Contrary to the progressive narrative that the sky is falling and we’re running out of fossil fuel resources, the opposite is the truth. According to the Institute for Energy Research, both Alaska and Texas continue to discover new resources amounting to over 2.5 billion barrels of oil and 75 TRILLION cubic feet of natural gas beginning in 2016. What do these increases in domestic oil and natural gas reserves mean for us? According to a 2017 article in Bloomberg, “By 2025, the growth in American oil production will equal that achieved by Saudi Arabia at the height of its expansion, and increases in natural gas will surpass those of the former Soviet Union, the International Energy Agency predicted. The boom will turn the U.S., still among the biggest oil importers, into a net exporter of fossil fuels.” In other words, fossil fuels in America will not be completely depleted for many, many years to come, arguably well beyond our lifetime.
What investment would you, the Gilbert taxpayer, wish to see fulfilled: an updated US-Mexico border wall protecting you and your families for roughly $5 billion, or hundreds of trillions of dollars to implement Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal? Let’s face the real facts, the majority of American citizens continue to NOT want to be taxed to death to produce the futuristic “green utopia” of the Democratic-Socialist Party!
-Matthew Northway , Vice President of College Republicans United