What Do Scientists Know?
Will the news that 31,000 scientists signed a petition rejecting the catastrophic, man-made global warming threat change the political and cultural dynamic in this country on this phantom problem?
I hope so, but I sincerely doubt it.
This myth, this hoax, this fraud is being taught to children in public schools throughout America as if it were established fact.
This myth, this hoax, this fraud is being spoon-fed to Americans by the millions in newspaper articles and TV-news scare stories every day.
This myth, this hoax, this fraud is manipulating people around the world in movies and TV programming.
This myth, this hoax, this fraud is being rammed down the throats of college students in science classes — and courses that have no connection to science or politics whatsoever.
And this myth, this hoax, this fraud is perpetuated by all three major presidential candidates as fact, giving common-sense Americans no choice to reject Draconian, lifestyle-altering policy prescriptions that will strip us of our freedoms and our wealth.
I hate to throw a wet blanket on the occasion of this good news (that tens of thousands of scientists actively and publicly are rejecting the hoax, the myth and the fraud), but the hour is late. One of the greatest lies ever perpetrated on free people in the history of the world already is accepted in far too many quarters as truth, as reality.
Nevertheless, we must never stop speaking out. And I applaud Art Robinson's dogged determination to get the truth out. He is an example of a real scientist — one who is not bought off by government grants awarded for the "right kind of research."
Yet it is so distressing that the two remaining contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, as well as Republican John McCain, buy this malarkey hook, line, and sinker.
There may not be a scientific consensus about global warming, but by default, there is, tragically, a political consensus.
Like so many other political issues of the day, it appears the people will be denied any opportunity to voice their opinions and weigh in on the policies already being drafted "to combat global warming" — global warming that doesn't exist!
Actually, though, there is a way for you to sound off on the policies espoused by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain: Don't vote for any of them.
If ever there were an election that demanded a vote for "none of the above," the 2008 presidential election is it.
When the politicians don't give you a choice, don't give them your vote. It's that simple.
Global warming is not just a trivial side issue. It is clearly part of a concerted effort to steal your freedom and dispossess you of your property and to empower government to do whatever is necessary "to save the planet."
The scientific verdict is in. Man-made carbon dioxide is not heating up the planet. Furthermore, there is nothing man can do to change the climate on a global scale — for good or bad. We are far too insignificant to make that kind of impact, even if we tried.
So send them packing — not only the presidential candidates but also the congressional candidates who buy into this con job. Don't subject your children to the indoctrination. Don't support the propaganda efforts in the media — whether they come in the form of entertainment or "news."
It's time to fight back on all fronts.
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