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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Liberal "Victory" #5: The Environmental Movement

Master CraftsMon - Aired Monday, November 28, 2005 at about 11pm CST

The rooster gets up before dawn and crows and crows and crows and the sun comes up. Obviously the sun came up because the rooster crowed.

Liberalism has five major moral wins over the last seventy years. Each of them are failures when examined in detail. By my standards, they did not really achieve the moral goals that they set out to achieve. However Liberals view each of the following examples as having achieved their goals. How can it be moral to steal money from everyone and support a project that achieved nothing OR makes the problem worse?

Finally there is the environmental movement. By using the tools of government and law suits, Liberals have forced the corporations to clean up the environment. By eliminating DDT, little birdies were saved. The enactment of the Endangered Species Act has brought endangered species back from the edge of extinction.

Did the government's command and control intervention make the environment better? I don't believe so. I can't prove that, but I just do not believe it. I do know that lack of DDT has killed millions of Africans. A light dusting of DDT kills or drives off malarial mosquitoes. Subsequent studies have shown that the book, Silent Spring, was based on data that can at best be labeled as false thus the assertion that DDT kills little birdies is a lie. The Endangered Species Act has not helped many endangered species. Ecocolonialism has become the scourge of too many Third World nations. The constant suits from environmental lawyers has encouraged property owners to shoot, shovel and shut up. In short, whatever good the environmental movement has done is offset by the evil they have done. There's a book called, The Skeptical Environmentalist by Bjørn Lomborg, that sums up what is happening as far as improvements in the environment. I suggest that you go to the library and pick that up.


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