As a man of deep religious convictions as a Messianic Jew I am bound to obey not one but two sets of laws. When I see natural beauty destroyed idiotically here in God's Country of California I always think of this verse in which, the Lord says, "I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruit and rich produce. But you came and defiled my land and made my inheritance detestable." Jeremiah 2:7
I am a proud lifelong environmentalist and former Greenpeace volunteer as well as a strategist for Label GMO's. Climate change is real. We are rapidly destroying every facet of our environment. The Lord calls upon us to be good stewards of His Creation and to maintain it for future generations. All across America pollution and various toxins are threatening our very lives and everyday standard of living. The nuclear age also left behind thousands of radiated sites all across America and even here at home in our district. Something has to be done and these problems will not go away.
Certain environmental issues are not conjecture or opinion either. GMO's are destroying the soil on a permanent basis. The very soil that we rely on to grow crops. Monsanto has cleverly designed synthetic seeds that require our farmers to use them again and again destroying their independence. We use to be the nation that fed the world after The First World War and The Second World War. Now we can barely feed ourselves. We also need to come together to pass legislation that cleans up our community's drinking water especially, in Simi Valley. In areas where the water table is permanently destroyed Federally mandated laws should be in place requiring water purifiers for any new property developments and for all rental properties. The chronic diseases, health problems and childhood cancers from my potential constituents in Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley area is intolerable. Cleaning Simi's water and other communities effected by nuclear pollution may not be possible but, at least we can put laws in place that will protect the health of our children. Certain areas may have to be reclassified as Nuclear Exclusion Zones. For almost half a century now, our neighbors in the Valley have suffered tremendously from a nuclear meltdown at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. It is time that we solve this problem. The generation that caused the problem did not truly understand it. Their children did not want to address it and now it is up to us to protect our children and grandchildren.