Dear Representative Boehner

Since you describe yourself as a conservative, and I can't think of anything more important to conserve than our environment both for ourselves and for future generations, I can't understand why you oppose President Obama's policy in that respect. And even though you speak of jobs, not only can jobs be devoted to its protection, but companies responsible for pollution can be taxed to provide the necessary funds. Thus, despite your initial objection to his policy I trust that you will end up by supporting it. It's time now for Republicans to join Democrats with the added advantage of preserving the grand old party's reputation. I look forward to seeing your response and hope that you will agree with me, or if not that you will give me your reasons for not doing so.

Let me add that although my wife and I started with very limited funds, we are now worth many millions, and that owing to the law of diminishing returns we favor increasingly progressive taxation. When we started, a thousand dollars made a great deal of difference, but it makes very little difference now. Furthermore, I assume that you are a Christian, and this is in accord with Christ's doctrine of universal love. I look forward to seeing your response and hope that you will agree with me, or if not that you will give me your reasons for disagreeing.
I should also add that I regard you as a true conservative and that the Republican party is not, as a pessimistic friend of mine once suggested, the party of the egotistical rich, the suckers, and the religious fundamentalists.

Best regards,

Richard I. Sikora
Professor emeritus of the University of British Columbia