TO THE EDITOR:
Regarding “Industry should speak up against Pruitt,” Oct. 16: Does Krishnan M. Anantharaman forget that many of the things Scott Pruitt is undoing were implemented during the Obama administration improperly and, in some cases, illegally when it came to overstepping the authority of the EPA? If the Detroit auto companies want to leave the legacy he expresses, they are free to do so without the coercive power of government.
It’s not a matter of whether you agree with what was put in place. That’s not the argument I’m making. It’s how it was done.
Everyone can applaud the increased efficiency that was brought about long before the Obama administration. How amazing is it that a Porsche 911 Turbo with 500 hp can get over 20 mpg in today’s world, when 30 years ago, it would get less than 10 mpg with less than 300 hp? Now that’s progress! But much of what Anantharaman talks about should succeed in the free market if it’s as good as he expresses. What’s the fear?
The American way is not based on treating the public as a body of uneducated nonthinkers that need to be forced to do what the government wants.
Too many seem to forget we are a representative government and have the right to vote. My dad and others who fought in World War II or any of the other significant wars did not do it to allow our government to coerce the population into its wishes.
ED JUSTICE JR., CEO, Justice Bros. Inc., Duarte, Calif. Justice Bros. manufactures lubricants, additives and cleaners for vehicles and heavy equipment.