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Use Technology to learn, not the Bible

John M. Broder of The New York Times wrote an article, Climate Change Doubt Is Tea Party Article of Faith. In it he addresses Tea Party groups and their opposition to global warming. Norman Dennison, a 50- year-old electrician and founder of the Corydon Tea Party actually booed a democratic candidate for his House cap- and-trade bill. The bill would generate job opportunities and lessen our dependence on foreign oil while also addressing global warming. Mr. Dennison stated, “’It’s a flat-out lie,’  adding that he had based his view on the preaching of Rush Limbaugh and the teaching of Scripture. ‘I read my Bible,’ Mr. Dennison said. ‘He made this earth for us to utilize.’”

What? With all of the resources and access to information sure, it can be hard to weed out the truth sometimes. But look at scientific data and you’ll see clear answers. Since when do people trust the words of politicians over actual research?? Presidential candidate Rick Perry has slandered scientists, claiming that they’ve all lied about climate change to make money. And people believe him. They’d rather live in denial because it’s easier than dealing with the scary truth and having to care/change.

Mr. Broder mentions how many Tea party’s against global warming also just happen- to be sponsored by Fuel and Oil companies. What?! So the tea parties sponsor candidates who share the same views, meaning if the candidates want to keep the money rolling in, they have to make sure the oil companies are well taken care for.

This doesn’t have to do exactly with technology, but if people would just make the effort to find out the truth, less lies would be spread. Find out the facts for yourself, rather than trusting a corrupt politician or lobbying group.

-Sophi Zaken