Protect the Homeland: Celebrate Earth Day
As of today, it’s less than one month until Earth Day. So, I’m going to begin a kind of Earth Day advent calendar of sorts, and check back in on environmental issues and campaigns.
Let’s start out with Earth Day itself, which is on April 22. That’s a Saturday, folks, and the weather will be nice in most places around the country. So why not plan now get out on that day and do some practical Earth Day activities. Plant a tree. Replace some of your lawn with an alternative, no mow, planting. Clean up some litter. Take a bike ride. Practice homeland security.
Wait a minute. Practice homeland security?!?
Yeah, that’s right, I said it, but I don’t mean what you think I mean. If the Republicans and right wing Democrats want talk homeland security, fine, let’s talk about homeland security… on our own terms.
Our homeland is the Earth, not just one particular nation. If one part of the Earth gets screwed up, we all pay the consequences these days. So, homeland security isn’t about going to war, or using illegal government programs to spy against Americans. Homeland security is environmental security.
Make the homeland secure. Stop the pollution of our air, soil and water. Make the homeland secure. Stop the destruction of Earth’s habitats. Make the homeland secure. Stop global warming.
On April 22, take your first step in all these homeland security initatives. Protect the homeland. Celebrate Earth Day.