Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 6:37 PM on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Coal to China a security concern

With all due respect, I just cannot play into this phony charade of democracy any longer. I need to find some truth and integrity.

People in Alaska have spoken over and over and over again that if PacRim Coal gets its hands on the Chuitna River, it will never be the same again. The salmon that God placed in that river during the time of Creation will be gone forever. Their home will be foreclosed upon and the fish will never return.

Gov. Parnell's duty is to listen to the people of our state, but his administration is listening to a corporation based in Delaware and a powerhouse called China. China is currently perusing the planet looking to secure energy resources so it can bypass the USA in wealth and power. I consider the fact that China is seeking out global energy reserves a huge national security concern.

Once again, I am searching for hope. I am longing to respect the people serving us in government, but that's becoming increasingly difficult. Where are the morals of our leaders? Who are we at the core as a people?

In one of the best sermons I've ever heard, the pastor said that God gave us two ears and only one mouth. That's a direct sign from our Creator that we are to listen twice as much as we speak. As politicians move "up" the leadership chain, they must be ever more vigilant to listen to the people.

My prayers are for renewable resources, inspiration, local economies and for leaders who listen to the people. That may seem like a long-shot, but I believe that with our Savior's help, anything is possible. May God bless and keep our beloved Alaska.

Kate Veh