How Would Our Founding Fathers View the Current Eco-Situation?
July is an ongoing celebration of the wonderful independence our country offers to its residents. You have the right to worship as you wish, support ideas and individuals that identify with your desires and voice your disapproval in appropriate ways. Where else but the good old U.S. of A. can you experience these rights? (Yes, yes, I know… there are some other countries that offer freedoms. Roll with me and my patriotism, people.)
During this time of year, we tend to hear a lot about the Founding Fathers - Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. I’m curious though, what would they think about what’s going on with our planet?
Granted, we can only surmise as they’re not here to chat with us, but I would wager a solid buck or two that at least a couple of them wouldn’t be overly pleased.
For example, Benjamin Franklin lived a life utterly focused on knowledge and science. Always looking for ways to improve and perfect. Had he been around today, he’d probably be on the fore-front of alternative fuels and energy sources.
And what about Thomas Jefferson? Did you know he was an accomplished horticulturist? I bet he would express an extreme interest in finding out solutions to world hunger and planting crops in sustainable manners.
And a little bit of speculation here, but if these folks were so focused on freeing our country from outside influence and oppression, then it would probably make sense for them to oppose our addiction to foreign oil, constant importing of many goods and resources, etc. Because in essence, aren’t these things really preventing us from functioning on our own?
Things to consider, I suppose.
But, dear readers, we’d like to hear from you. Do you have any links to articles on these influential men? Would love to dive into the subject a little more, because I think we could learn a bit from our history.