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  • The Global Warming Thought Police Are Here


    The Heritage Foundation has long been against allowing the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. So when the EPA unveiled their plan to regulate 1/5 of all food service businesses, 1/3 of all health care businesses, 1/2 of the entire lodging industry, and even 10% of all buildings used for worship, we encouraged citizens to exercise their First Amendment right to petition their government by telling the EPA exactly what they thought of its plan.

    But for the left, massive government intervention to combat global warming has become such a doctrine of faith that no dissent is to be tolerated. So last week when the White House reminded mayors from around the nation to lodge their opinions with the EPA, the Center for American Progress labeled the effort ‘Treason‘. Never mind that even Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) has called plans to regulate carbon under the CAA “a glorious mess” … CAP is undeterred. Instead of putting such a massive reorganization of the entire economy before both chambers of Congress, CAP wants to institute heavy new energy taxes as undemocratically as possible. CAP Senior Fellow and Obama EPA transition team co-chairman Robert Sussman wrote last month:

    In fact, a new administration could enforce new global warming regulations with common sense, focusing on large emitters of greenhouse gases to achieve reasonable reductions while spurring trillions of dollars worth of economic growth and green-collar jobs.

    And remember, if you dare disagree with Sussman, CAP will call you a traitor.

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    7 Responses to The Global Warming Thought Police Are Here

    1. Thomas Gray South Ca says:

      OK before I don't get to vote for any of this would someone explain to me how a ""tax"" will spurr trillions of dollars of economic growth.

    2. Gregory A. BAumgartn says:

      If Sussman calls me a traitor, I will sue him so bad HE is going to need a bailout package!!

    3. kent/virginia says:

      Wake up, America! The Liberal Fascists have the power, the money, and the reins of what was once a Democracy Of the people, BY the people, and FOR the people.

    4. Bayard/ California says:

      By demanding and indeed usurping hegemony over all the horizon which they survey, they render insult and affront to the very tenets, the foundation cornerstone of our great and gallant society, namely, a ". . . government of the people, by the people, and for the people . . ." Neither the EPA or CAP were appointed by the people or given the right to speak for the people.The control over our lives which they exercise is based on corrupted power; our founding fathers most definitely neither implied or intended this. We, all of us, have allowed tiny, little people to take over the asylum.

    5. Barb -mn says:

      More money is not going to prevent the government's scam of global warming. I do believe in one thing about Sussman, he is a traitor to truth. As is all who push this deception.

    6. MIke, OR says:

      No one in government can be trusted any longer. An uprising of the good people of the US will be the only way to get rid of BAD government.

    7. W Howard Baker, Bard says:

      The "man-made" global warming people have a lot of nerve using the phrase "common sense" in reference to whatever they do. Since they want to throw the word "traitor" around, I believe that we have a capitol full of them and, using the same logic, believe that they all should be lined up and shot, and not to wound, as that would be torture.

      The American people, after the truth comes out after Jan. 20, 2009, will realize that we have elected people as well as unelected that are not listening to the will of the people. Washington is pushing the envelope and Americans know what to do when we are taxed without representation. To have a bunch of unelected little dweebs destroy the American economy through sheer ignorance is unacceptable and will be stopped one way or another.

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