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Monday, March 08, 2010

Democrats and the Link to Conservative Ideas

I always wonder why it is the Democrats who are always preaching Energy Efficiency? It makes little sense -- since "to conserve" (i.e., to prevent rapid alteration or diminishment of either the status quo, cultural traditions, or wealth) is at the heart of "conservatism."

Natural resources are the foundation of a nation's wealth. This includes the raw materials that are used to generate electricity.

What I do find interesting is that few Republicans seem to discuss the strategic importance of energy conservation to our nation's security. Imagine the USA conducting World War II without rationing gasoline or recycling used motor oil. It just does not compute.

This comes to mind because we're about to switch to Daylight Savings Time (March 14) here in the USA. Daylight Savings Time was developed in World War I to conserve electricity for use in war manufacturing. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended Daylight Savings Time to the second week in March to the Second Week in November.
Is all this thinking about the strategic importance of conservation just left to the independents?

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