I try to occasionally share my thoughts with politicians that represent me. Who knows how much they take heed of what we say? We all have our own pet projects that interest us and perhaps these don’t interest our politicians. I also try to share my thoughts with others through this blog and in person, in hopes that it will influence them to also come around to my way of thinking. That all being said, below is an email I recently sent to an Iowa state representative about Bitcoin. The history is this person is a Democrat. We have had a couple previous emails about Bitcoin and they were concerned about the environmental impacts of Bitcoin.
Dear Representative –
Quick thoughts for the night. I really hope you will continue to learn about bitcoin. It is a very important tool for protecting individuals’ wealth in the future. It is also helping people in developing countries today.
Perhaps you’ve seen this article sent to the US Congress by Human Rights leaders asking them to learn about how bitcoin is helping the poorest in the world.
The next article and video are complimentary.
Bitcoin helps people in developing countries.
The other point about bitcoin mining specifically is it helps reduce emissions. It does not add emissions. It uses the cheapest waste power. Most miners have load sharing agreements to turn off when excess power is needed. This is good for grid stability and for emissions reduction.
There is a bitcoin mining company in town partnering with Cedar Falls Utilities. I urge you to talk to both CFU and the miner about their agreement.
Bitcoin mining reduces Emissions
Bitcoin mining is also able to help subsidize grid build out in developing nations.
Finally, the US military paid for Jason Lowery to attend MIT for 2 years to learn about bitcoin and its national security implications. He released his thesis on this and I have read it and you can too.
Softwar: A Novel Theory on Power Projection and the National Strategic Significance of Bitcoin – By Jason Lowery
Please consider the points I have presented here.
Of note, I voted for Joe Biden in 2020 as we could not have another Trump. I have already decided I will not be voting for Biden again as he has proposed a 30% tax on bitcoin mining. This shows me he has no understanding of bitcoin. Or he knows it’s threatening to the USD and the government is fighting tooth and nail to ban it. Either way, I prefer freedom. I do not like the government devaluing my money every day with the $1T +deficit. I didn’t like it under, George Bush, under Obama, under Trump or under bBiden.
Please watch this very short video on this (30 seconds).
I hope others will consider writing to their local politicians to inform them of the good that Bitcoin does. They also need to know that they will not be getting votes if they are against something we are for. This applies to everything. It would be good for more people to write their politicians on all topics. Let this be an inspiration to you. If you want you could even copy this one and send it to your local politician.