One per­son doesn’t speak for ev­ery­one

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

Th­ese com­ments are in re­sponse to Rosa Hance’s let­ter (Join co-spon­sors to sup­port frack­ing ban in Md.) Mary­land In­de­pen­dent March 22.

It is truly re­mark­able how many peo­ple pre­sume to speak for ev­ery­one when they ex­press their per­sonal views. Ms. Hance is a shin­ing ex­am­ple. In her last sen­tence she states to Sen. Thomas “Mac” Mid­dle­ton and I quote “You (sic) con­stituents are at your side; Charles County has spo­ken to sup­port the ban.”

I will state with­out hes­i­ta­tion that Rosa Hance can­not claim this sup­port of all of Charles County. There are plenty of us that do not agree with every green ef­fort to shut down the U.S. econ­omy by op­pos­ing any use of en­ergy un­less it comes from so­lar, wind or wa­ter. Ms. Hance should ex­am­ine how much en­ergy we use as op­posed to how much we get from th­ese green sources and give us a rea­son­able source of how we will bridge the gap un­til green sources will sup­ply 100 per­cent of our needs. Those of us on the side of uti­liz­ing nat­u­ral gas un­til that time comes will be more im­pressed by the ut­ter­ances of gree­nies when they give up all the prod­ucts that are pro­duced us­ing nat­u­ral gas as an in­gre­di­ent or as a source of power to make the prod­ucts. Un­til that time I am go­ing to write them off as hyp­ocrites who pre­sume to speak for all of us.

Bobby Wal­lace, White Plains

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