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  • In Their Own Words: Environmentalists Out to Dismantle Capitalism

    A video from a David Horowitz retreat several months back has already cost one person a job. The video shows Patrick Caddell, former pollster to Jimmy Carter, lament that “the whole idea of the environmental movement isn’t to clean up the environment” but rather to “basically deconstruct capitalism. They are against capitalism.” A little later Caddell continues,  “I happen to believe this country needs a good dose of what it believes in: real democracy and real free enterprise.”

    While embarrassing to those on the left who promote the sort of policies Caddell refers to, the remark comes as no surprise to The Heritage Foundation—our extensive research on the subject has long demonstrated that succumbing to the environmental lobby has often come at the expense of jobs and free trade.

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    5 Responses to In Their Own Words: Environmentalists Out to Dismantle Capitalism

    1. Michael in Californi says:

      And this is what some of us have been cautiously suspecting at the every-day-joe level.

    2. Ray, Pasco, WA says:

      The operative word is CONTROL. All liberals or progressives want is more government control of our lives. That is the impetus behind Michelle Obama's Obesity movement as well. The interest isn't health but growing government to CONTROL aspects of our lives rather than empowering the people to do so of their own accord.

    3. Bobbie Jay says:

      Arrest and reprimand the fear mongers (environmentalists) and those who support it that are in government.

    4. Ozzy6900 says:

      We have been saying for years that Environmentalism is the New Communism! When every you instill Government Controls, you allow Communism to take deeper root.

    5. Kay Van Eps, Sun Cit says:

      What is Cadell's point. Is he supporting conservative ideals or a Conservative Democrat. Not too many of those these days. Is it that the people in Congress do not understand the number one trillion is one thousand billion? I do not understand why they keep voting for more & more expensive bills. In bits & pieces they are ruining the U.S. of A.

      I'm worried, aren't you?

      Kay Van Eps

      g7th@mygait.com Twitter me @ ears2big4me, Thanks…

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