How to Attract More Democrats For Ron PaulSubmitted by Carol123 on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 14:48
Get Robert Kennedy Jr’s endorsement on Ron Paul’s Environmental Platform
This is my first post and I’m new to the Ron Paul Revolution. I visit the DailyPaul often to get updates on our candidate or any news going around not covered by the MSM.
Well, a few months ago, I attended the premier of the documentary “The Last Mountain” in NYC (see synopsis below) featuring Robert Kennedy Jr. I wasn’t such a big Ron Paul fan then compared to what I am now. In this doc, Kennedy voluntarily provided his time and effort to expose Massey Energy and all the bad things it’s done to this small niche community in W. VA. Massey Energy polluted their land, water, and air. They couldn't even sue the company. The kids and adults were getting tumor/cancers from left to right. The West VA Health Dept didn't do anything. Even, the EPA wasn't that much help.
The Coal Energy industry is very well invested and in bed with Washington. Mountain top removal in this area of W. VA was allowed by the Bush Administration and was continued on by the current administration.
The director and Kennedy had a Q&A portion after the movie. The director clearly expressed his disappointment with the Obama Administration. Kennedy, on the other hand, didn’t do too much talking about Obama but you could tell he was not impressed by the current administration’s handling of the environment. They also detest the cap & trade policy.
One thing Kennedy kept repeating during this Q&A was that we need “a True Free-Market” Approach in dealing with the environment where bad behaviors are punished through the market. I recalled this part of the Q&A as I was listening to Ron Paul’s interview in NPR yesterday afternoon.
If we can get a Kennedy endorsement on Ron Paul’s environmental platform would be great for the campaign.
In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal.
The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America’s struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal.