Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to Frank Morelli’s letter “Support For Mitt Romney,” published last week.
Mr. Morelli, in his letter last week, mentions so many inane things that it would take pages to refute him. However, he does use the term “Kool-Aid drinking progressives,” which I would like to respond to first.
If you read the letter carefully, one would realize that it is Mr. Morelli who is the Kool-Aid drinker: If Glenn Beck says it, it must be true! Mr. Morelli is obviously a global-warming-denying, gay-bashing, “birther”-believing, religious zealot — truly scary.
To refute more of his points would take a book, but let’s limit it to only one more of his statements — the one where he shows that he does not believe in global warming. Sorry, sir, but global warming is a fact, as is the effect humans are having on it. The controversy over this is among lay people, not among scientists. The scientific community is overwhelmingly convinced. This is due to repeated studies using the scientific method and the resulting overwhelming evidence. Yes, there are some outliers among the scientific community who disagree, but they are very, very few and far between. Mr. Morelli, do you also believe the earth is only 6,000 to 10,000 years old?
It is just this thinking that the National Center for Science Education (www.ncse.com) is fighting against. They started out by fighting against legislation to bring creationism/creation science/intelligent design into our schools as “science” and have now branched out to include the fight against global warming deniers. They have found an overwhelming match that people who believe one of these usually believe the other.
Is this a liberal group that has a leftist agenda to push? Hardly. Although probably liberal in their thinking as many scientists are, they do, however, rely on scientific research to enable them to come to their conclusions, and not the belief in a supernatural being or a Glenn Beck (who Mr. Morelli might believe is a supernatural being).
It is people like Mr. Morelli who are divisive and seem to be unwilling to work together with people of varying beliefs to make this country better.
I could go on, but let me simply end with this: better to be a progressive than a “regressive!”