Dwelling security first step
in wildfire threat discount
It’s gratifying to see front-page therapy given to the essential subject of residence hardening in “New ways to protect homes from wildfires,” (Web page A1, June 17). An excessive amount of emphasis has been placed on intensive gas discount to cut back wildfire threat.
Gas discount might have its place when performed near communities and to safeguard evacuation routes. Nonetheless, no quantity of gas discount will stop wind-driven fires that outcome from the warmth and drought we’re experiencing as a consequence of local weather change. No quantity of gas discount will stop the embers from these fires from t ouring for miles and igniting properties.
We should all perceive that wildfire threat discount begins with fireproofing our properties and communities. However, as your article factors out, the prices of doing so may be excessive. We’d like assist from our leaders. Dwelling hardening needs to be incentivized identical to photo voltaic and driving hybrid or electrical have been.
Biden should search for
compromise on fuel
The Biden administration is proposing a federal gasoline tax vacation however faces resistance in getting it to cross Congress.
A compromise is required. I counsel reversing among the exploration, drilling and pipeline restrictions that the administration enacted early in its tenure.
Sure, fossil fuels are contributing to international warming, however we’re removed from having adequate renewable power sources to gas the financial system. We’d like an interim resolution that may return us to power independence as a nation.
Now we have the assets to perform this with out bowing to the Saudis or bringing in soiled Venezuelan oil.
The proposed fuel tax repeal will likely be one other political soccer except a bipartisan compromise may be achieved.
Hollywood has function
in halting gun violence
Hollywood can cease gun violence. Shootings and gunplay are ubiquitous in movies and on TV, and never simply in R-rated movies or late-night TV.
It’s so prevalent that viewers can change into numb to the violence. It turns into regular, particularly to impressionable minds. Prior to now, Hollywood has claimed they merely replicate society. They aren’t a catalyst for the evils they painting on the display screen.
But, they produce motion pictures with folks of coloration and ladies in distinguished roles. They depict folks in nontraditional sexual roles. Hollywood is trying to shine a lightweight on these social points. Why can’t they do the identical to curb the gun violence they splash on the screens?
Will hearings price Trump
help of Christians?
The Jan. 6 hearings have proven the worst points of President Donald Trump, particularly his therapy of Vice President Mike Pence.
Trump pressured Pence to betray his (Pence’s) values and his sworn oath to the Structure in Trump’s try and subvert our electoral system.
Trump allowed, if not inspired, the mob to threaten Pence’s life (“Grasp Mike Pence”).
The query is, can evangelicals and different conservative Christians proceed to help Trump realizing that Trump acted in such a dangerous method to the residing image of their religion in public service?