Wednesday, June 26, 2013

G+: The Foundation "Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness...

The Foundation"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness." --George WashingtonEditorial ExegesisLeftist climate policy in a nutshell"It is remarkable that when the scientific consensus on global warming is at its weakest state in years, President Barack Obama has decided to make the issue a new focus of his troubled presidency -- and, indeed, that he intends to use the issue as the launching pad for a radical extension of federal power even more significant than his health-care takeover. ... [T]he president announced that, on behalf of 'all of humankind,' he is in effect directing the EPA to take over the American economy. New power plants will be subject to emissions controls, and existing plants will have to be retrofitted to comply with new standards. New restrictions on heavy trucks will affect the movement of freight and goods across the country. New subsidies will be handed down for politically connected energy firms, and federal lands will be set aside for their use. New federal impositions will affect the construction of factories, commercial buildings, and private homes. The president says that this is all enabled by the 'overwhelming judgment of science.' ... Every economic activity involving energy or transportation -- which is to say, every economic activity -- will be affected by the president's global-warming program. ... Most significant, the president telegraphed his intention to torpedo the Keystone XL pipeline project, which has long been ready to go but has been snarled up by politics. ... Rather than develop what we already have, the Obama administration is threatening to hamstring our most likely source of economic growth and new jobs for the coming generation in the hopes that fads such as solar power will pay off. That is not justified by science, by economics, or by sensible policy analysis. What it is, in fact, is an attempt by a foundering administration to change the subject from scandal to sunshine." --National Reviewhttp://patriotpost.us/editions/18842

At a time when global warming is on the back burner, Barack Obama shoves it to the forefront in order to expand government and distract from scandal. The victims will be average Americans, who will suffer economic punishment. In other news, Supreme Court rulings, immigration and the federal budget.






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