The Honorable William H. Young was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to be Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy and served in that position from November 1989 to January 1993. He is the author of Ordering America: Fulfilling the Ideals of Western Civilization (2010) and Centering America: Resurrecting the Local Progressive Ideal (2002).
Congress should use its authority to preserve American history for future generations, not to reinvent it according to a political agenda.
The developments at Montpelier represent another nail in the coffin of an America based on Western Civilization.
Neither a turn to the past nor higher education’s present environmentalist fantasies are likely to provide the expansion of safe, cost-effective nuclear energy that the nation needs and desires.