Last updated 5/24/2007 at Noon
I am writing to respond to the ‘imaginary’ letter from a Camp Pendleton representative referring to the noise and pollution we in Fallbrook, are exposed to on a daily basis.
I very much appreciated your reply to my letter addressing the concerns many of us have in this community but most feel powerless to change. When folks share ideas, new thinking on all levels can occur and that can only be good for all.
Some thoughts to get the ball rolling......You mentioned new technologies; I was amazed to read about the new airbus from Europe that hold so many passengers but, according to the LA Times article, makes half the noise of an ordinary jumbo jet and uses far less fuel.
It seems that, with all the money spent on weapons these days, to make a plane or helicopter that was much quieter and used fuel that efficiently would be a win-win for the military and for us in Fallbrook who breathe the fumes and deal with the noise. Imagine a Marine driving a ‘state of the art’ biodeisel truck, tank or helicopter that promoted clean air for all. There would be an added reason to wave and be proud of how the USA leads the way.
Morally speaking, I do not think war is ever the answer, but we can at least demonstrate to the world and to our children that, when we have to send our soldiers into battle, we equip them in the best money and innovation can buy.
Imagine a young boy or girl reading about such great ideas and feeling like they can really make a difference in the world. Up goes the respect for wise adults and for the country that is setting such a high standard. Down goes delinquency, boredom and cynicism which one sees so much of these days.
I look forward to sharing some more ideas and I hope other folks will too. I believe we can all make this world a better place to live and take care of each other in the process.