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I will vote against cap-and-trade. I believe the best way to manage and protect our environment is by enforcing property rights. The owner of property will guard the value of that property jealously. Anyone who damages another person’s property via pollution should be severely prosecuted. There is no crisis that justifies the infringement of our freedoms and liberties. Whatever issues may arise, we must address them while holding to the principle of non-initiation of force.

The incumbent voted for the cap-and-trade legislation which President Obama has said will necessarily cause the cost of electricity to skyrocket. The incumbent wants to increase your cost of living and reduce your standard of living. The incumbent wants to force you to live in smaller homes. The incumbent wants to destroy your jobs as there is no other consequence possible from placing the burdens on the economy that cap-and-trade will create. The incumbent wants to make more people dependent on the government as the cap-and-trade bill provides for massive energy subsidies to partially compensate lower income people for the increased energy costs. The incumbent has shown that he will use manufactured crisis to advance government power over the people.

Discussion
Climate change, otherwise generally known as global warming, is a massive fraud perpetuated on the United States and the world. Scientists have been speculating and arguing for decades (at least since the 1970’s) as to whether the earth is warming or cooling. I researched this area in 1977. At that time, roughly half the scientific community speculated that the earth was heading into a new ice age due to cooling. The other half speculated that the earth was warming from the greenhouse effect. Clearly, neither camp is correct as no climate models can accurately account for past weather patterns. If they don’t fit past empirical data, they cannot possibly be accurate about future patterns.

Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. If it is, then we humans and our pets are polluting the earth. The only way to eliminate this source is to wipe out all animal life on earth! Over the past decade, global temperatures have been trending down which exposes the lie to global warming. So, why are some people pushing the global warming/climate change agenda so hard?

Many people have a vested interest in the “industry” of global warming and climate change. If not for global warming, where would Al Gore be? He would not be in the news. No one would be paying attention to him. The government funds most climate research and employs many meteorologists. If there was a general concern or panic over climate change, then Congress could be scammed into funding research on the topic. That research would suggest that it is a real problem in order for the researchers to get funding for more research!

Have politicians, like the incumbent, who support policies driven by lies, deception and the suppression of truth earned the right to represent you?  Is it a coincidence that these theories arose at a time when governmental intervention in the economy, including scientific research, expanded tremendously during Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and NASA’s quest to put men on the moon?  How long does it take to realize that the availability of federal funding is directly proportional to the size of the crisis, its immediacy, and its accompanying hysteria?  Apparently, it didn’t take long.  However, it has been very difficult to expose the truth as the proponents of the global warming crisis have worked diligently to silence and marginalize dissenting or even skeptical research.  This decades-long scandal was exposed when emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) were hacked and exposed for the world to see.  Search the web for the CRU and phrases such as:

  • The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.
  • I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.
  • Next time I see Pat Michaels at a scientific meeting, I’ll be tempted to beat the crap out of him.  Very tempted.
  • Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4?  Keith will do likewise.  Can you also email Gene and get him to do the same?  We will be getting Caspar to do likewise.

Currently, the politicians are ignoring the evidence of conspiracy and the tarnish of science by politics.  Eventually, they will need to respond.  Expect the response to claim ignorance (“I’m not a scientist”) and victimhood (“the immoral scientist took advantage of my ignorance’).  You can also expect pleas that a few ethically challenged scientists does not negate global warming.  They will be reluctant to lose the lever of this political crisis.  But, the reality is that any thinking politician should have had extreme skepticism based only on their own perception of the world.  This is not to say that the politicians are unthinking.  It is to say that the politicians that supported the global warming alarmists did so because it was political expedient.  They needed the crisis to justify the proposed remedies and all remedies required massive growth in government, unprecedented (for the U.S.) government intervention into the lives of its citizens and massive transfers of wealth from advanced countries (primarily the U.S. and a bit from Western Europe) to developing countries.

One of those extreme government policy objectives is the reduction in energy production.  Although hidden under the guise of support for alternative energy production, the politicians know that wind, solar and geo-thermal energy production constitutes a tiny percentage of total energy production and this is after decades of government subsidies.  The result of these government programs can only be substantial reduction in the amount of energy produced and its corresponding cost.  Energy is the capacity to do work.  These politicians are working towards a world in which your standard of living will be severely compromised – you will be required to work harder to produce less.  Is that the future you want for you and your children?

No one wants to live amongst filth and pollution.  The global warming conspirators and their politician enablers have deceived you and the world for over a generation.  They deserve your contempt, not your support.  The best way to ensure a clean, healthy environment is via enforcement of property rights.