Billrrr has hit the proverbial nail on the head. Our country has become so segmented regarding issues like the general environment, global warming, cancer causing pollution, etc, that we are not taking advantage of the abundant resources such as oil, gas and coal.
Yes, there have been accidents. There will be accidents with electric cars at some point, (faulty generator, poor grounding, etc) that is going to cause a serious accident. I hope I am wrong.
We can get the country in a financially secure position if we utilize our resources, eliminate wasted fat from the budget and set priorities as a nation.
John Kennedy mobilized the entire country with his challenge to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade--the 60s. We need a goal like that--one that presents a challenge, one that will spur new ideas and one we can all take pride in and one that does not require the dismantling of other industries. The Space Age gave us the personal computer, which gave us the internet and weather satellites. I live in Louisiana. I would like to see some way to control Hurricanes and ways to control tornadoes in the Mid-West. Is it possible I do not know. Is it worth trying--well after living through Katrina, Rita and Gustav in the past decade, I would say the answer is yes.