Please understand that I will vote for, work for, write for, campaign for, and fully support WHOMEVER runs against Barack Obama on the GOP ticket. A third party is the party that ensures an Obama victory. Please do not comment about my integrity. I believe in winning, getting a foothold, and slowly moving this country in the right direction. Therefore, I will be voting for NOTOBAMA. I know in my heart that there will never be a President as conservative as I am. I know that I am not the middle of the country that a person must win to gain the Office of the President. I support a strong local and state government, one that can eventually turn to the Federal Government and say, “Read the 10th Amendment and Take a Hike !”
A friend of mine sent me a link to a video, and I feel that it is important enough to forward on. But not before I add my two cents ( I doubt that this surprises many of you).
First let me say that this is about an hour long. Certainly longer than a sound bite or a cute video of a cat doing cute cat stuff, but not as long as Gone With the Wind. I suggest you watch the cat video because it is good to smile and I suggest that you watch Gone With the Wind because it is a monumental cinematic event.
But I DEMAND that you watch this.
If you don’t have 60 minutes, fine, watch 10 minutes a night. Just slide that little button along at the bottom to get to the place where you left off.
Why do I want you to watch it? Because under all of its names (UN Agenda 21, Sustainability, ICLEI, Global Warming, Climate Change, Climate Chaos, Carbon Sequestering, Green Peace, etc etc etc) … the environmental movement, environmentalism is the most anti-human, anti-American, anti-freedom, anti-liberty movement ever. Not for those who embrace it necessarily, but by those who are driving it.
I cannot stress this enough. I speak with people all too regularly that have never heard of Agenda 21 nor fully understand the ultimate goal. It is not about saving polar bears, it is about separating you from your property under the name of global governance. This is not a great conspiracy, this is reality.
Below is a passage from the opening speech given by Maurice Strong, of the United Nations, in Rio De Janero in 1992, the birthplace of Agenda 21, a document agreed to in principle by President George Bush, and put in motion by President Bill Clinton.
He said that industrialized countries have:
“developed and benefited from the unsustainable patterns of production and consumption which have produced our present dilemma. It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class — involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing — are not sustainable. A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmentally damaging consumption patterns.”
In an essay by Strong entitled Stockholm to Rio:
“The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. What is needed is recognition of the reality that in so many fields, and this is particularly true of environmental issues, it is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation-states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security.”
Let that sink in a bit… the Sec Gen of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (an admitted Socialist) pointed directly to us and said, our lives, America as we know it, is not sustainable. He called anyone that eats a lot of meat and has appliances and air-conditioning part of the “affluent middle class”. According to the latest reports on poverty in America those considered below the poverty line have computers, large screen TV’s, washing machines, cell phones. Yet under Agenda 21 even the poor are affluent and are not sustainable. Then he went on to say that in matters of the environment our sovereignty must be relinquished. Matters of the environment is a nice way to say life itself. There is nothing you do that does not impact the environment in some way, or can be twisted in some way to show environmental impact. After all, the EPA won a ruling from the Supreme Court to declare CO2 (carbon dioxide, the gas you exhale as a normal function of breathing) a poisonous gas. You my friend are destroying the planet, and you need to be controlled.
If this all sits well with you then I give you a cold dose of reality. Agenda 21 also says that we must eradicate poverty. Not just here in America but across the globe. We all know that there is not enough money in the world to do that. So the easiest way to eradicate poverty is to make everyone poor. For if everyone is poor, no one is poor. You’re just like everyone else. This is the dirty little secret behind “social justice”. Where if you earn more than someone else you must distribute it to be fair, to be just. Your labor is not yours, it belongs to the state who will distribute what you produce as they see fit. Sounds a lot like slavery, which socialism is.
Here in America Agenda 21 is driven by the EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency. A department within the Federal Government, that has absolutely no oversight and has unchecked powers to control your lives. Our local comprehensive land use plans are based upon Agenda 21.
As you watch you’ll see the usual Hollywood hypocrites. Particularly James Cameron and Robert Redford, and then you’ll see the cute little ad done by Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi about how we need to fight climate change. Newt has gone far and wide to say this was the dumbest thing he ever did. The question is do you believe him? What exactly did he say. Something about how important renewable energy was and how, “we can spark the innovation we need”. We in this context means government spending your tax dollars.
Funny, there was a bit about government sparks in the news a few months ago. I believe it involved a company called Solyndra. Government “sparks” to innovation normally do not work because there is no one watching the money. No venture capitalist (there’s that nasty capitalist word) would ever get involved in a $500 million project and then not watch the money. It would have never gotten that far out of hand. (full disclosure here – I am not a supporter of Mitt Romney. I am a supporter of free markets, market based innovation, and less government involvement in both.)
Do we have the money or the stomach for more government “sparks”?
Secondly, this wasn’t smoking pot in college 40 years ago that Newt is apologizing for. This was a commercial done for Al Gore in 2008. I’ve heard him say “it was a mistake” but I’ve yet to hear Newt tell of that seminal moment, that light bulb going off moment, where he slapped himself in the forehead and said “geez, this global warming stuff is a load of horse crap that Al Gore is getting rich off of.” When exactly did that moment occur, and why? What exactly was it that caused Newt to have such an epiphany and clarity of knowledge?
Then we have this from 2009 where Newt in front of Congress takes apart Al Gore’s testimony to congress.
Newt Testifies to Congress Against Al Gore
If had seen one without the other I would have little question as to how Newt feels about global warming. Dire situation, or hoax propagated to restrict and stop America and Europe’s economic growth. Remember that 3rd world and developing nations will not (never) be held to the rigorous standards and regulations that America and the Eurozone will be held to. Don’t hold your breath waiting for China, the world’s largest polluter, to sign on to such nonsense either.
Having seen both, will the real Newt please stand up.
Is Newt a chameleon who changes with his surroundings? Which is the real Newt?
Probably just the one that enjoys spending money to spark innovation. Where government and not the individual has the answers. Newt helps to remind me that there are no perfect candidates.
He should also remind us that the symbol of the Republican Party is an elephant and not a waffle. The character of the elephant is one of steadfastness and a long memory. The symbol of the Democratic Party is a jackass for obvious reasons.
I certainly do not take issue with people who change their minds and stances on issues. As long as change comes from a process of critical thinking and not from political expediency.
And to those who are offended by my cavalier attitude towards the environment. I get it.
I understand the importance of clean air, the everglades and all the rest.
I would love it if solar and wind power and pixie dust were able to provide enough reliable energy so that everyone’s electric bill was zero and cars would never have need for the gas pump. Maybe someday, but that someday is not today. It’s not tomorrow or next month either.
You cannot rush technology, and it is not the role of government to pick winners and losers with our tax dollars or the tax dollars of those yet unborn.
Now to all you Newt fans out there, let us not forget that Romney (and Governor Chisty of NJ) supported at one time Cap and Trade. Cap and Trade is a subject for another upcoming article because I feel not enough people understand what it is or how it works and how it will destroy America’s economy. “Under my plan of Cap and Trade, energy costs would necessarily skyrocket.” – Barack Obama… no surprises there.
One last thought before I let you go. Why does it seem that the most ardent supporters of liberty and freedom in America have foreign accents?
Answer: The average American doesn’t understand what Liberty is, how it was achieved, nor how to preserve it. How very sad, and very dangerous to the American way of life.