Do you think it should be legal to still ...

@freedomg (1684)
United States
November 17, 2009 10:04am CST
Do you think it should be legal for car making to still be produsing non hybrid vehicles? I noe that free wnterprise is one of the building blocks of this great nation and I have a;ways been one to say let's keep the government out of free enterprise for the most part. My question is at what point do we put free enterprise on the back burner to the greater problem of a very damaged enviroment. I am asking the great minds here on mylot to ponder this because I must admit that I am still on the fence about it myself. When 10 year old boy ( my son) looks at you and asks you this very question it makes one think. Maybe it is time that we force the big corperations to start making more eco freindly vehicles. Yes hybrids are becomeimg more available and affordable but we are still producing cars with the good old tradional motors. There are some vehicles that I know we do not have the ability to make as hybrids such as the real big trucks and such so those we would still have to deal with for now. THose that do have a hybrid or alternation fuel conterpart are the ones I am talking about right now. I looking for honest opinions here and as always asking that we remember that everyone is entitled to thier own opinion so play nice.
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
17 Nov 09
Hi freedom! Glad to see you again! It's been awhile. How have you been doing? Anyway, as to your question, I think that the larger "free enterprise" companies will always continue to cater to those with more money than brains. I couldn't do it which is why I'm not a big business owner. I've always wanted my own business but, after reading one too many stories about some of the cutthroat tactics employed by some of these people to get to the top and stay there, I want no part of it. I think that, if I had started a business, Walmart would have put me right out of business! But, back to your discussion. I think there are still enough die-hard people with, like I said, more money than brains, who think that our current problems are only temporary and don't care about the place we all call Home, nor do they care about the impact they have on our economy overall by their extravagant desires. They have money and they need to spend it. I would like to see the day when only hybrid or alternative-fuel vehicles are manufactured. It just doesn't make sense to be wasting so much unrenewable energy. Unfortunately, the manufacturers keep making these non-hybrid vehicles because they have enough people buying these non-hybrid vehicles. It all boils down to greed and stupidity.
@freedomg (1684)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Hey girl. Sorry I've been gone so long things have been insane around here. I loved your argument/post! See the number of brand new non hybrids out there was set my son off. I am shopping for a car for the older two and told my hubby that we were not buying anything that wasn't a hybrid. He drives a tradional truck that he bought way back in the day before hybrids were anywhere near our price range and it bugs me. I am not as green as I could be but I do try my best with the restrictions that the HOA have here, and I just couldn't buy another pollution mobile. Exspecially having 2 girls that have to watch the air quality index everyday to be sure they will be ok to play outside. Yes, I agree that money is the driving force here asnd that as long as it is legal to sell nonhybrid cars they will continue to make them. This is way my little man says it should be agianst the law. Gotta love the simplified thinking of a 10 year old.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Out of the mouths of babes, as they say. Our government should listen to the mini-people of the world. They know more than most people give them credit for!
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
17 Nov 09
I mean this question with all due respect. Please show me a legitimate study that proves Global warming? Global cooling? or that we can control mother nature. Do you realize that whether we use natural gas or not, it s still being produced in the earth? Also the fact that ethanol is still very expensive and the government is subsidizing it.
@freedomg (1684)
• United States
23 Nov 09
First "thank you" for voicing your opinion in such a respectful way. Second I'm not sure if global warming is all they make it out to be. What I do know is that my husband and my 2 daughters (all have lung issues) have a hard time breathing in certain areas. I see smog and that icky black stuff that builds up on plants that grow too close to roads. So I do agree people have very little evidence of the "big scary monster" threatening the earth but there is no way to deny that we are hurting it and that we do more damage everyday. Ethanol is still expensive, oh yes you are very right there and I'm not sure we will be able to make it not be. On the other hand hybrids that simply use less gas and then by doing so produces less pollution just seam like the right move to me. Thanks again for the post. This was fun.