Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cap and Trade Is Bad For Industry and Therefore For Humans

Let's get something straight once and for all. Every living thing on earth breaths out CO2 - carbon dioxide. That is a fact and if you want to get rid of CO2 in the air then you have to get rid of all living things. It is one of the basic constituents of the atmosphere and a substance all living things breath out even plants. How can you call that a pollutant? This is nothing more than a power grab by the government - Americans have been losing their freedoms for decades but now the game is getting stepped up a notch. One of the biggest attackers of freedom, the EPA, has industry in their sights and unless we start understanding the consequences of this Cap and Trade scheme we will be living sorrier lives in the near future.

Robert Tracinski at The Intellectual Activist writes:

"But following the implication of this "everything is pollution" premise, the court concludes that the "EPA can avoid promulgating regulations only if it determines that greenhouse gases do not contribute to climate change." If emitting carbon dioxide is not explicitly permitted by the EPA-then it is assumed to be forbidden. As Jack Wakeland put it to me, the upshot of this that "industrial civilization is guilty until proven innocent."

"This ominous decision overturns the basic rule of a free society. In a free society, that which is not explicitly forbidden is permitted. As philosopher Harry Binswanger once put it, in a free society we live in a sea of liberty, a vast realm of actions that cannot be impeded by government-with only a few small islands marked "off limits," a strictly delimited set of evil actions like armed robbery and check-forging that are banned by government."

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