We can do it, you know. We can have our America back bigger and better. Here’s how it will be under the simple, but grand Reincarnation of America.
We will have abundant renewable energy, so most of us will end up with autos that will run on our choice of fuels. The cost of heating oil to heat homes and cooling systems to cool will no longer be expensive. We can be comfortable all year round at a small cost. Grocery and food items will be more plentiful, inexpensive and healthy. We will import less food from other countries and use more of our own safe, clean food.
Everyone who wants a job will have a job. Everyone who wants a nice home or apartment will be able to afford a nice place to live. Travel in America will be the best experience in the world, and we can all enjoy all the new wonders in every section of the country.
Recently we have had severe flooding in some areas, and long term drought in others. There are actually small towns that literally have no water. None! Their wells, rivers, and lakes have dried up. Other small towns have simply disappeared after seasonal rains caused people to lose their homes and their hope. Think Katrina, Sandy.
The answer is Waterscaping.
The solution is so simple. The states will share the resources equally. No more of this “California is taking all of Arizona’s water.” Water will be a national resource, not owned by a particular state. Under this plan, electricity will also be a national resource. No one state can say, “It’s all mine, you can’t have any.”
We will build a network of canals and rivers covering the entire country. The canals and rivers will have dams which will produce electricity. The waterscape will not only be productive, it will be beautiful. We can have river walks, parks, all types of recreation facilities along the banks of our waterways consisting of everything from mighty rivers, lakes, smaller “feeder” canals to huge dams and waterfalls.
Who is going to build it? Americans! We will need scientists, engineers, construction workers, secretaries, clerks, medical personnel, wildlife experts, landscapers, gardeners, road builders, planners, cooks, educators, public relations people, real estate experts, fish and game people, porta-potty providers, temporary housing people, people who can dig with a shovel, and people who can dig with an enormous earth mover, child care providers and family helpers for those families whose adults are working on the canal project.
Who’s going to pay all these people? The American Government. No more “bridges to Nowhere” so a politician can make a money grab so he can get votes. The money is going to jump right out of dishonest pockets and into coffers that will rebuild America’s infrastructure..
With waterscaping, if Atlanta has too much rain, it will be routed into a main waterway. The water will enter a connective unit, making stops at dams along the way to product electricity. The water may be placed in lakes or other reservoirs along its journey. It can be put where it is needed.
Deserts will bloom, farmlands will prosper, and there will be no more draughts in the Midwest or California. The dried up lakes will be refreshed, and there will be new lakes. Trees will grow, and wildlife will have plenty of food and water. Aqua-farming will become a new industry, one of many that will develop as time goes on.
While you are vacationing in Florida, your car is being transported to a ski resort in the Colorado Rockies. You can fly or use a bullet train to Aspen to meet your car and continue your vacation.
Along the waterways, we can build roads and train tracks to accommodate all type of shipping, and all products will cost less because of reduced shipping costs. The parks and river walks all along the circuit will make travel inexpensive and fun for American families. Tourists and visitors will come from all over the world to enjoy out new complex. They can go from water sports to snow skiing with a day’s time.
Drawbacks? Yes, of course. Security problems are the worst I can think of. But we already have those, don’t we. Obviously, I am not an engineer, but I don’t know of anything that could stop this plan unless it is just the same old political greed.
People are going to laugh at me for dreaming up this simple, yet complicated and elaborate plan. It will take one little step at a time, some open-minded and courageous people, and a long, long, long time.
Maybe we won’t see much progress in our lifetimes, but lets do it for the children.
Made you think, didn’t I? Bye from Sweet Nan