Lauren Southern’s excellent video report on the Standing Rock and DAPL protests.
I was very disturbed about the protests and how violent they were becoming. As a Libertarian, I don’t want to see civilians getting hurt by the State! But I know that this pipeline will be an important artery for the lifeblood of our economy, crucial for cheaper energy. Surely, our modern technology and engineering can build a pipeline with little to no risk of leaking… right? Wouldn’t the risk versus reward ratio be enough to take the risk, for the benefits it would provide to the rest of the nation? Lauren gives a great explanation of how safe it was already originally planned to be for the environment and water supply of the local Natives.