NEXT ADDED 100 MILLION AMERICANS'
Quality of Life
Thomas Jefferson proposed that every American enjoy, "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Back in 1776, that meant food, shelter, a rich and rewarding family-life, spiritual awakening, employment and creative expression.
High-speed, high-stress life� is that what YOU want?
In the 21st century, another phrase becomes more important in our high speed� high stress lives. "Quality of life" surfaced in the American lexicon in the last twenty years. Why? Because we started growing too much, moved too fast and suffered accelerating consequences.
For those of you who remember the 1950s and 60s, no one ever heard about gridlock traffic, air pollution, species extinction, global warming, overpopulation, zip codes, cell phones, computers or drugs. Most guys knew every make, model and year of our cars. Choices included Chevy, Plymouth, Ford, Chrysler and some strange little Japanese import called a Datsun.
In 1965, Elvis Presley drove Cadillac convertibles while John Wayne assured us that the 'good guys' always wore white hats. Jimmy Durante clowned on TV while Frank Sinatra crooned in Vegas. Los Angeles enjoyed Sunset Strip, Route 66 and Hollywood. California sported 16 million people.
That was then; this is NOW
Forty years later, California sports 37.5 million high stressed, high speed, road raging, cell phone talking, grid locked traffic victims, 1.5 hour commutes, air polluted, gang infested towns and cities. That's for starters! California adds 40 million people by 2050.
Would anyone reading this series say that the quality of life in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Detroit, Miami, Houston, and our nation's capital� or any other multiple million populated city� measures up to something envisioned by our founders as reasonable and appropriate?
This week, I spent four days in Washington, DC at the www.fairus.org "Hold Their Feet to the Fire" conference, where 35 national radio hosts and hundreds of their esteemed guests (including yours truly) spoke to millions of listeners concerning the illegal alien migration invasion. If I could get a literary handle on the East Coast, I'd say, "too many people, too many cars, too much noise, stinky, too many accidents and unbelievable grid locked traffic"� just for starters!
In truth, D C took my breath away
I am astounded at how people hit the expressways at 4:30 A.M., daily, to beat the rush hour. I jumped on the Metro Subway at Shady Grove 30 miles out of Washington, DC. By the time I reached Union Station, I felt like a sardine crammed into a tin.
Unpleasant, unhealthy, obnoxious and insufferable! As I stepped off the subway, little old ladies tried to run me over on their rush to the escalator. I felt like a cork being swept away in a human ocean of people. Every metropolitan arena features maddening crowds and endless congestion.
The traffic within and around our cities grows to crisis gridlock levels. What's the latest plan to alleviate the beltways around our cities? Engineers plan to build second beltways around the first beltways� some are already done!
The future will bring more overcrowding, unless�
Where does it all lead as we add 100 million more people? What about quality of life? What about 'peace of mind ?' First, a reminder� with thanks to Wikipedia;
Are these simple examples "good things?"
Please, stop for a moment and close your eyes as you consider our current dilemma. Have you noticed the little advantages we lose as we overpopulate?
I'm certain you can enumerate another 50 examples of the loss of quality of life from your neck of the woods.
Change can be planned-managed, and strategies chosen sensibly
Wikipedia continues to help us as we allow the magnitude and depth of the personal impacts to sink in here;
Each human-crowding factor is felt by human beings as an agitation, a gnawing and bothersome affect that is difficult to describe� until you venture to a pristine natural area, and begin to breathe deeply. Then, you remember what you really want, and don't.
Please ask yourself; why are we choosing to drift aimlessly into this overcrowding?
Are we squeezing together to make room for the unfortunates of the world who have overpopulated themselves into a squeeze-play of their own choosing?
Strategic Planning works!
It may startle you to learn a basic truth; those nations already manifest what we move toward. They planned no strategy for gentle population balancing, and neither do we.
What are we thinking ?
In this fragile Republic that we call the United States, we participate in a grand experiment. Until recently, the ride proved fun. Of late, the elbow room to play diminishes�along with our creative-competitive energies.
Our family lives take a severe beating, unnecessarily.
What can YOU do to shift the course?
Is it reasonable to ask; when was the last time YOU dropped in to visit the staff in the office of your Member of the U.S. Congress to chat about rampant population explosion, and how that phenomenon harms your quality of life? Did you plan your visit, and prepare a list of "suggestions" to leave there?
Your senator and House member entertain scores of visitors every month� nice folks who lobby FOR more and more people to join us. Why do they do that? Quite simple; because the members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce employ them to do that lobbying, and pay them well.
You and your fellow-passengers in the "U.S. Section" aboard Spaceship-Earth have a responsibility to "help" your elected and appointed representatives to maintain an even keel. Without your active participation, your leaders will sell-out to big business. You respond, "They won't do anything!" Okay, then you run for Congress! You become the change agent.
How can you turn the horses and reign-in the unchecked population growth? Is your 'peace-of-mind' and optimized quality-of-life worth the effort?
you owe that healthy legacy to your children?
What you can do for a better future for your country:
A republican form of government is not a spectator sport. It means you must jump in, roll up you sleeves and take personal and collective action. Of course, you could let a dictator take over and do everything for you, but that path would give you Cuba, China, North Korea and other unsavory examples.
To stop Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid from giving an amnesty, take action. Call for a full 10 year moratorium.
We must 'sour the milk.� Bring out your points in the call:
America cannot support another 100 million people added to our
country in 34 years, i.e., water crisis, resource depletion, air
pollution, gridlock, loss of quality of life, etc.
To stop illegal aliens in your community, you may follow the course of action by Mayor Louis Barletta of Hazelton, PA. He offers a bomb proof ordinance that takes business licenses away from those who hire illegals. He legally halts landlords from renting to illegals. Without work and without housing, illegals cannot stay in your community. Check out his web site for instructions: SmallTownDefenders.com
Visit D.A. King at the www.thedustininmansociety.org to see how Georgia created the best laws to stop illegals at the state level.
Please check out William Gheen at www.alipac.us. He�s a mover and shaker. He will direct you to specific actions that make you more powerful and impactful.
Wooldridge presents a 45 minute program to colleges, high schools, civic clubs, church groups and political clubs across America titled: �COMING POPULATION CRISIS IN AMERICA: WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.� Go to his website for further information on booking the program. www.frostywooldridge.com
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Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His published books include: "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS" ; �STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE�; �IMMIGRATION�S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES�; �MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND�A TEEN NOVEL�; �BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION�; �AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTIA.� His next book: �TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP.� He lives in Denver, Colorado.
His latest book. �IMMIGRATION�S UNARMED INVASION�DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.�
In the 21st century, another phrase becomes more important in our high speed� high stress lives. "Quality of life"