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It’s Not Easy Being Green

By Ken Connor

I’m going green! Not because I’m a tree-hugger, nor because I have embraced some form of pantheistic environmentalism. Rather, it’s because I’m concerned about promoting freedom and protecting family.

Recently, I read Thomas Friedman’s book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded. Friedman is a passionate advocate for the development of renewable energy resources to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. His reasoning, however, may surprise you. It turns out, this New York Times columnist isn’t only concerned about the environmental impact of fossil fuels on planet earth; he is also concerned about the impact that oil revenues have on freedom abroad and security at home. Both are impacted by the amount of oil revenues that flow into what Friedman calls “petrolist states.” Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Green