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Reply #5: It is a bad issue for politics, change doesnt come from the top. [View All]

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K-W Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-04 01:24 PM
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5. It is a bad issue for politics, change doesnt come from the top.
Long term issues do not make good political issues. People want to see results and enviromental laws dont neccessarily produce tangible results. You have to keep people focused on long term consequences, which human beings arent terribly good at focusing on. There was a time when it was cool to care about the enviroment, in this time politicians could and did make major changes. Unfortunately the American people have a short attention span.

The only way to get the government to act on an issue like this is to get a groundswell of opinion. The onus is on each and every one of us, not on the democrats to educate others and battle the corporations for hearts of the people.
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