The climate changes at least 4 times a year in most places which do not lie along the equator or on the poles. Then why do some people get so up in arms over the climate changing slowly over time and then back again in longer cycles? There is a massive camp fire called the sun near by and it also goes through cycles none of which can be caused by humans since we can’t live there. But those cycles certainly can make it hotter here until they subside.
Then there are those going on about “greenhouse” gases. Well have you ever been inside a greenhouse? It is humid like you wouldn’t believe. So one would think that if there was some kind of greenhouse effect actually going on, and not the sun just heating up in its normal pattern of doing so for the last billion years before it cools down again in a decade or so, then one would expect the weather to be much more tropical as the equator increases in size rather than simply having temperatures rising with a lack a moisture.
Meanwhile what gets lost in all this constant shame and blame for humanity is the very real issue of pollution. No one should be allowed to poison the air, the ground or the water and I can’t think of any legitimate political philosophy which would disagree. Let the polluters out there be sued. Open up the courts and make only the guilty pay. Don’t bring down more legislation on the rest of us that never pollute. Let even the government sue polluters when no one else can and use the recoveries to pay for the clean up and restoration. But I am totally against more legislation which does nothing but restrict honest law abiding property owners while the law breaking polluters go on polluting anyway.
I refuse to apologize for enjoying my car, or heating/cooling my home, or mowing my lawn or drinking water from a plastic bottle or being HUMAN. No matter how much ground I give there will always be another eco-purist pushing me farther until my family and I are living in a cave somewhere and I am sick of it. I want more efficient energy for the cost savings and I want it domestically produced so that we are no longer held hostage to middle eastern energy. And I want that energy to be as clean as possible because I don’t want to pollute either. But darn-it all I am NOT moving to a cave or a tree and I will certainly be damned if I allow others to use the force of government to make me.
So as Congressman, and considering that natural gas is cleaner, domestically produced and costs half as much as petroleum, I will introduce legislation to replace half the the Federal Government’s ground vehicle fleet by 2020 through normal attrition cycles with natural gas powered vehicles. Further, I will fight hard to keep the People’s access to the courts as open as possible and I will also fight against tort reform which is nothing more than the big corporations buying protection from the government at our expense. But I can also promise you this; I will not ever vote for legislation which forces you to abide by the morality of either the eco-movement or the religious right. Unless you are infringing upon someone else’s life, liberty or property I will work every day to make sure the Federal Government LEAVES YOU ALONE and only goes after those actually breaking the law and not those responsibly enjoying their property.
- RJ Harris