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May 26, 2008
Our government is jumping aboard the global warming bandwagon in a big way. Ignoring
any facts to the contrary, they continue to fuel a juggernaut that will result in
more government, more taxes, more 'crises' and more useful idiots.
Even Republicans are on board, with John McCain turning green with a twist guaranteed
to garner liberal votes. He's proposed a 'cap and trade' system (called redistribution
of wealth) to help battle climate change. It used to be only liberals who had the
hubris to think man can control climate.
Meanwhile, Democrats are crying crocodile tears as more Americans are paying
more and more money for gas. And more and more poverty stricken countries are seeing
food riots and starvation as a direct result of Democrats latest solution (ethanol
mandates) to this
As Democrats gin up phony outrage at the designated villain, the evil oil companies,
behind the scenes they are actively working to prolong this situation. The Senate
just rejected a plan that calls for opening the Alaska Wildlife refuge and some
offshore waters to oil development. A solution that, if not vetoed by Bill Clinton
back in 1995, would now be supplying Americans with 1 million barrels of oil a day.
The Democrats instead, rely on ethanol mandates, even though it takes 1.25 gallons
of gas to produce 1 gallon of ethanol.
Helping these Democrats along are their friends in the Interior Department, who
just designated the polar bear as a threatened species because of the supposedly
declining Arctic sea ice. Caused by, you guessed it - global warming. Now Democrats
have moral cover for voting to keep vast areas of America's oil off limits to drilling.
cool. As long as no one finds out that the polar bear population has actually tripled since 1960. Or that, while some Arctic ice is melting as it has been for centuries,
other Arctic glaciers are expanding.
The Democrats got yet another reason to high-five each other. The Environment and
Public Works Committee just voted out 'cap and trade' legislation that is expected
to reach the House floor in a couple weeks. This bit of legislation, according to
the EPA, will increase the cost of gas by $1.50 a gallon.
All this recent legislation will dramatically increase the already astronomical
prices Americans are paying at the pump. This is the Democrat solution. And it is
a solution. A perfect solution designed to make Americans more dependant on government.
A solution designed to keep greedy citizens from buying SUVs. A solution that vests
in government increasing power to legislate how we live, what we drive, what we
eat and how and when we procreate.
These Democrat solutions have the added benefit of keeping alive the windfall taxes
the government receives on each gallon of gasoline sold. As our elected officials
propose a 'windfall tax' on oil companies to punish them for making a profit, the
government is reaping three times the windfall profits they demonize the oil companies
We're talking mucho money flowing into government coffers. Money that Dems can use
to fund ever more social engineering programs designed to alter our behavior to
Another measure designed to prolong and extend the 'oil' crisis has just finished
working its way though Congress. The Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve a five-year,
$307 billion farm bill, despite a veto threat by Bush. Said farm bill, besides containing
a few tons of pork, also retains the enormous subsidies paid to farmers not to grow
food. Some farmers are actually foregoing these handouts as the market is now offering
them more money to produce than our government is paying them to not produce.
Democrats will soon be jumping on the coming 'food crisis' with joy. They will demand
even more control over the economy in order to save starving people. They will call
on Americans to sacrifice (code word for more taxes) as a moral imperative. After
all, people are dying. The government will be there to help. The fact that they
are the ones that caused the crisis will again be ignored.
America is not alone in this gigantic scam. Other countries wholeheartedly endorse
global warming. What better way to undermine the U.S., to say nothing of the massive
proposed 'redistribution of wealth'. Global warming is the perfect excuse to legislate everything from population control,
to obese people, (who are said to be causing the global warming crisis), to...well,
just about anything a government wants to do. Any issue, any legislation can now
be steamrolled to fruition under the wide umbrella of 'global warming.' Pretty neat,
Just last week, Estonia farmers received a tax notice for methane emissions on their
cattle. Yup. Estonia is now taxing cow farts in order to save Mother Earth. In way
of context, Chile's Caiten Volcano recently released a gigantic cloud of emissions
composed of steam, ash, smoke, and various gases whose estimated amount equals to
one trillion cow farts. Just try taxing that.
With God being phased out of the public square, many Americans are left searching
for higher meaning. The Democrats have provided them a perfect solution. Faith in Mother
Earth as a religion. Faith that doesn't require facts. Faith that relies exclusively
on whatever information elites decide to foist on a gullible public. Faith that
willfully disregards the growing evidence that the earth started cooling ten years
ago. Faith that labels as apostasy any facts that don't align with majority opinion
(as defined by Democrats).
Guys, we're in trouble. The only solution I can see is massive doses of sunshine.
Either that or start taxing the hot air issuing forth from 'elites' anxious to undermine
our country for their own political ends.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for
She lives in South Carolina
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