Letters to the editor
In this town this makes it to the newspaper.
"Corn is food, not fuel
Corn on the dinner table, or corn in the gas tank, we can't have it both ways.
I'll get right to the point. Is it a good thing to put corn through the carburetor, then burn it, and blow it out the exhaust system in the automobile? To my way of thinking it is not. But what do I know — the vote is in — the senate voted, June 14 to preserve billions of dollars in government subsidies for ethanol. The vote was 59-40 to preserve the tax credit of 45 cents for every gallon of ethanol that is blended into fuel.
My readers know that I don't quote from the Bible very often, but this time I feel it necessary to expand on my opinion; Genesis-1-29, and I quote "And God said, behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of the Earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of the tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Do I need to say more?
We as a nation want to be blessed by our creator. We want good things to happen. We want to be a happy and successful people, but let me pose this question to everyone: Is our gasoline more important than people around the globe? We can't take the things God made for our welfare and health, and just burn them up. Folks, we can do better."
My response to this drivel was that he didn't need to quote the bible as evidence that corn is not a cost effective fuel.
Faith is the word but next to that snugged up closely "lie's" the want.
"By simple common sense I don't believe in god, in none."-Charlie Chaplin