The following images are propagating quickly this week through the social media websites Facebook and Pinterest, attributing a quote about technology, social interaction and idiocy to Albert Einstein:
The Hastings amendment would have restored the integrity of environmental impact assessments to their current levels. H.R. 2331 would restrict the scope of those assessments, in the interest of rushing approval of new offshore drilling operations – even those in dangerous deepwater conditions such as those that caused the BP rig to explode and sink in the Gulf of Mexico.
After 200 years, Americans say that they are willing to sacrifice the Bill of Rights, in order to establish the security of the Homeland – whatever the Homeland is. We’re shrugging our democracy away.