Three Simple Questions

Three Simple Questions


Over the years I’ve had a few chats with assorted Council Members and Mayors. The chats are sometimes funny, sometimes instructive, and sometimes fruitless. But they’re always valuable. This JUG, and these questions are an offshoot of some of those discussions.

Big-QuestionmarkFirst I would ask the Council, do you still think the proposed gravel pit next to Sand Creek puts Jordan’s water supply at risk?

Big-QuestionmarkSecond, do you think there’s anything more important to the future of Jordan (and the world, for all that) than clean water and air?

Big-QuestionmarkAnd finally, if you feel your hands are tied, and you can do no more to protect Jordan’s water supply, why would you want to be on the Council?

Personally, I don’t like to have my life happen to me, without input from me.

Imagine a Jordan where your children must get their drinking, cooking and bathing water from an alternative source because tap water is too polluted to use for anything other than watering lawns, flushing toilets, and washing clothes. This is happening now in places like Phoenix, Detroit, Waukesha, and Dubuque. The common denominator in every one of those situations is the lack of foresight to prevent problems. Now each of those cities is spending millions to mitigate (or litigate) the problems.

Without clean water, Jordan isn’t much better than Bhopal.

On Another Matter . . . Sort Of
Some people in town may not realize that Richard Thom is a local businessman – member of the Commercial Club and Chamber of Commerce, even. Richard sells advertising specialties such as pens, totes, apparel, and whatnot. He and I did lunch at Carasim last week. Richard offered me a tee shirt if I would wear it.

Doin’ better than that, Richard.Ready to Vote T Shirt

The Quote:
“Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn’t matter.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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