Saturday, May 31, 2008

Go Ahead, Try It Here

I triple-dog dare you. Charles Krauthammer's column on the environmentalist wackos trying "carbon rationing" in Great Britain, is an excellent read. In it he says this:

Just Monday, a British parliamentary committee proposed that every citizen be required to carry a carbon card that must be presented, under penalty of law, when buying gasoline, taking an airplane or using electricity. The card contains your yearly carbon ration to be drawn down with every purchase, every trip, every swipe.

We are a free people, an independent folk. You try to pull something like "carbon rationing" on us, the likely response will be a thriving black market and subterfuge at the very least and full-scale armed revolt at the likeliest. My folks tell me that during World War II it was fairly easy, if you had a mind to, to get what you needed in spite of the rationing program. People knew how to scam the system. To be sure, most people abided the system because there was a war on and the folks had already seen this country attacked. They knew that the threat was real.

But you try carbon rationing because of a threat that is little more than conjecture and based upon the tenuous evidence of computer models, well, as Jerry Seinfeld once said, you got a pretty huge matzo ball hanging out there. For one thing, no one is dead certain sure, like they were after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, that there is a real threat. Secondly, no one can truly say that man, particularly the USA, is at fault. It is all speculation. No one knows, if indeed there is a global warming trend, if the Earth is simply going through a natural and routine warming cycle like it has centuries upon centuries before. In fact, over 31,000 scientists say that there is no evidence of human-caused global warming.

You say you want a revolution? Just try, JUST TRY, to impose carbon rationing here.

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