The Environmental Protection Agency, the last time I checked a regulatory body charged only with enforcing legislation, is “deliberating” on expanding its own powers through the Rio Conference scheduled to be held in June 2011. That’s right, a government agency filled with unelected bureaucrats is effectively deciding whether or not it wants to make law and expand its own powers, all in the name of promoting “sustainability.”
What is sustainability? Why, it’s the new global environmentalist catch phrase implying that mankind will run out of resources if the distributocracy does not intervene to centrally plan the world economy. Sustainability is part-and-parcel of the insidious and very real Agenda 21 (see official website where it explains the intentions). It is telling that the UN quixotically states as one of its goals that the world should be “climate neutral.”
Why would the EPA seek to override the will of the people and unconstitutionally set its own regulatory powers and their scope?
First of all, there is waning public opinion that global warming is primarily the result of human activities (37% Democrats, 14% Republicans). Second, there is declining scientific certainty that such warming is even harmful, let alone constitutes a “crisis.” Third, there is only so long one can spout off apocalyptic rhetoric that the “sky is falling” before one starts to look like a New York City subway kook. Fourth, such releases as Climategate I & II have exposed that at least some scientists, non-profit organizations, and politicians have nefarious motives in supporting the theory. This view is bolstered by such claims that the UN needs $72 trillion in order to “fight” climate change. Fifth, it is unclear how the yielding of such immense sums of money to a global body would lead to a better climate. What would be the test? Sunny and 72 all year long, every day, everywhere? It still wouldn’t be worth it.
But more at stake is the country’s entire philosophy of governance. Is America to be a nation run by experts for our own supposed good? Or are we citizens going to possess the predominant amount of control over our own lives, provided we don’t harm others?
That’s where the insidious nature of the left-wing hive mind mentality comes to the forefront. With such scams as Obamacare (sure, it will save us money, but cost almost $2 trillion more over the next decade, according to the CBO), and manmade global warming (you will never see it reported in the MSM that man only has influence over about .30% of the greenhouse effect, based on DOE figures), it should make Americans, including tree-hugging lefties, wonder why such lies and distortions are needed for the government to institute more controls over people. The historical record is abysmal for those who blindly trust in the government, especially when they know they are being lied to.
The politicians and the bureaucrats believe themselves to be the sole repositories of power in our brave new post-constitutional, post-republic America. Don’t worry about an unelected government agency actually making law – it’s for your own good.