Donald Trump can help keep Americans secure by drilling hand pumped wells in every urban and suburban block, as explained here by The American Conservative. (Debbie and I are strong supporters of TAC.)
President Dwight Eisenhower wrote his name in concrete by building the interstate highway system. President Donald Trump has made infrastructure one of his signature issues, perhaps because he too likes to write his name on big projects. If the new administration approaches the need to rebuild America’s infrastructure armed with some innovative ideas, it can do more than pour concrete. It can write President Trump’s name in history.
Our water and power systems, especially the former, need manual backups. Just a few decades ago, they were run without computers. The people who know how to do that are mostly still alive. We need to learn from them how they did it before their knowledge is lost. Then, we need to game major, widespread system disruptions and determine how we cope with them. If President Trump wanted a big program to make Americans secure where they live, he might consider drilling a hand-pumped well for every urban and suburban residential block. That would be the best insurance he could buy us, and would put lots of folks to work as well. [Debbie and I have installed at our home one of the few wells and hand pumps in our neighborhood. One cannot be at the mercy of systems tied into the power grid. My strongest advice is that you join us in “being prepared for the worst.”]
President Hoover has Hoover Dam, FDR has the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Ike has the interstate highway system. Each is a memorial to a president who wanted to do something big. The opportunities are there for President Trump to do the same. Short of building a pyramid, infrastructure offers him the best opportunity to put his name up in lights.
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Installed Backup Pitcher Pump/ Hand Pump for My Existing Well Head
Originally posted January 27, 2017.