Sunday, January 22, 2006

It's Not Easy Being Green

Apparently, since the Federal government won't regulate everything, several states are going to attempt it. Because gas prices on the west coast aren't high enough already.

*ring* "Hello, Federal government? Yes, this is California, why aren't you telling our citizens what to do? What do you mean you've told them what to do enough already? What's all this individual liberty and personal responsibility nonsense? Fine, I'll tell them what to do more!"
The states are creating energy efficiency requirements for light bulbs and household appliances, limiting power plant and automobile output linked to global warming, and requiring the use of renewable energy, such as wind and solar.
Yeah, unless the wind generators might kill migrating birds or get in the way of the view from the Kennedy compound.

In a way, it's good. No, seriously! States are acting autonomously, without Federal government direction to implement what they claim to be their residents' desires. However, I see three likely underlying situations, however. 1) Since the residents of these states have voted liberals into office, these liberals see it as their duty to decide what is best for their electorate - regardless of what their electorate thinks. 2) The residents of these states genuinely believe that giving up their individual rights is in their own best interest. 3) Both 1 and 2.

I think it's option number three. The politicians can't usurp their voters' rights without their consent. Am I making too big a deal out of tailpipe emissions and windmills? It starts small, with people saying how great it would be if we'd just help other people out, be more altruistic. We should try to preserve the environment for future generations and ostracize those independent thinkers who say there's no evidence that we are actually destroying anything, let alone that these preservation efforts do anything but harm the economy and individuals. Then we start deferring the decision-making process to the government - it's so hard to figure things out for ourselves, I mean, you have to go to work and pay the bills and who has time to think about these things? Isn't that what we pay taxes for?

The problem is that the government is either equally clueless or influenced by a vocal minority. Do you want these dangerous idiots making decisions for you?

More at Michelle Malkin.

Other environmental hysteria:
Unnatural Selection
This Is All Your Fault
And I Still Can't Get My Feet Warm
Jumping GOP On A Pogo Stick!!
Unquestioning Belief In Works Of Fiction

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Blogger Crazy Politico bloody well said...

You forgot about the bats the windmills in Wisconsin are killing.

Unfortunately they are standard cave bats, and not liberal moon bats.

22 January, 2006 09:59  
Blogger shoprat bloody well said...

If they screw their own states up as bad as the liberals have screwed up Michigan, it would serve as a fine example for the rest of the country.

Want a good reason to vote for conservatives. Look at what the libs have done to Michigan, California etc.

22 January, 2006 21:39  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon bloody well said...

There are a few Greenies in my county but some of us are working to get a nuclear reactor set up on the bay - all that water going to waste.

23 January, 2006 21:00  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon bloody well said...

PS of course the rest of my state, Oregon, are Greenies all the way. They've destroyed logging to save the spotted owl which hasn't realized it yet and doesn't seem to want to come back.

23 January, 2006 21:03  
Blogger Rebekah bloody well said...

Well, it is good that states are taking action without the federal government's direction. But this action? Like we need more regulations.
And, also, I know Southern California is quite different from Northern California.

24 January, 2006 21:39  

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