Thursday, April 21, 2005

don't take my weather away

Weather info could go dark
Sen. Santorum wants to privatize most weather forecasting in this country, by banning the National Weather Service from providing regular forecasts. Weather forecasting and the issuance of warnings, is a matter of protecting and securing life, liberty, and property, and those functions should be handled by the government. I don't think private businesses should be banned, but they shouldn't get special treatment either. Do we shut down the U. S. Postal Service just because it would compete with FedEx and UPS? No! Because having a postal service and a weather service is essential to the proper functioning of our nation.

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