Non-Californian's response to California's drought

08/26/2014 6:08 PM

08/27/2014 11:45 AM

California's drought distress was reported on the front page of my newspaper, The Washington Post. Conservative Californians that so dominate the San Joaquin Valley are getting what they deserve. After their priest of profit, Ronald Reagan, became president, he defunded the Department of Energy's alternative energy research programs and deleted tax breaks needed to expand that infant industry. All of our aspirations for a sustainable, self-reliant economy got thrown on a fossil-fueled altar that Republicans use to enrich their billionaire campaign contributors.

Because California gave a hypocritical, myopic ideologue his first role in public office, a depleted nation, resulting from Reagan's policies, is unable to rescue you from the consequences. To the conservative agricultural aristocrats, "As ye sow, so shall ye reap."

Non-cultist Californians, as too the rest of the nation, will perish for the Republicans' idolatry of worshiping capitalism.

-- Jeff Silva, Darnestown, Md.

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