When You Want Active Government & More Regulation To Combat A Corporate Disaster Oil Spill, You Are Agreeing With What Liberals Have Been Telling You For Years
If people want President Obama and the federal government to provide a more aggressive response to the Gulf Coast oil spill…
…And if people want more regulation of offshore drilling and more regulation of companies that pay shareholder dividends while they are polluting the oceans….
….Then let’s be clear about what people want.
What people are seeing in the case of the BP oil spill is the case for an active government that regulates corporations for the good of the public.
These are the points that liberals and progressive have been making for years.
Do you really think corporations will ever do the right thing unless they are forced?
Here is a link to President Obama’s five minute weekly speech for June 5. This week’s speech was made from Louisiana and is about the spill.
Regardless Of Massachusetts Outcome, We As Liberals Must Become Harder And More Realistic About What We Are Facing
In the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, people are going to have to decide if we are going to live in a nation run by racist Tea Party mobs, or in a country where there is hope for the future and some measure of progress.
I don’t have a vote in Massachusetts.
All I can say is that if we live in a country where populism means the rich get richer and insurance companies dictate public policy, then we must work harder than we’ve been working so far.
Win or lose in Massachusetts, it is clear to me that liberals and progressive need to become harder and tougher people.
Our political fights today are quite often about good and evil and we must be willing to see it as such.
Our political fights have often been about good and evil. Why would it not be so today?
None of this means that we lose who we are.
It is simply clear enough that winning a big national election victory is not nearly all that is required.
We must do more. We need a clear-headed view that bad people do bad things and we have an obligation to try and stop what they are doing.
We have an obligation to make our nation and our world better.