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Guilt-free citizens

| Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008

Some folks have pointed out that the United States represents only 5 percent of the world's population but uses 25 percent of the world's oil. If it's true, why•

Perhaps because nearly 50 percent of the world's population has never used electricity and has no use for oil. As hard as it may be for some people in this country to realize, there are still parts of the world where people walk behind a team of oxen pulling a plow.

Yes, we use a great deal of the energy, but it is because we have developed our country and we have the freedom to use our minds to create better methods of growing crops and feeding much of the world.

Some say too many people in the world need not pay attention to clean air, conservation of forests, etc. Those people claim it is fair to excuse 'developing' countries.

China and India each have had civilizations for more than 5,000 years. If they're still developing, what exactly is being developed?

People in this country need to stop feeling guilty about having such a form of government that allows individuals to be rewarded for their abilities.

This is the best place on the planet.

Nick Liberto

Blawnox

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