Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Obama Finaly Says Something Telling

Yesterday the man who will be the Democrat's nominee, and quite possibly the next President of the United States said:
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on
72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going
to say OK."

Excuse me??? Who gives a flying fig what other countries say about how I, an American Citizen, keep my house???? Since when do I have to get permission to turn on my air conditioner?

This statement by Mr. Obama tells us much. First it tells us that Mr. Obama does not believe in private property or the capitalist system. If I have the money to keep my house at 72 degrees and to fill the tank in my SUV, a person who believes that my property is my business would say... nothing. That is what I choose to do with my money. The capitalist would try to find some way to provide me with gas or with energy so that they may profit from my life style choices.

Second, and most importantly, Mr. Obama, very likely the next President of the United States, does not believe in the sovereignty of the United States of America. If he allows other countries to dictate what the citizens of the U.S. do, he essentially, says that the Constitution is not the supreme law of the land. If the Constitution is not the supreme law of the land, then the United States of America is nothing more than a region controlled by some other force.

2 comments:

Daniel said...

And guess what? Obama is right!

If the rest of the world consumed at the same rate as Americans, the planet would RUN OUT of most things we take for granted within 100 years. Oil, power, fresh water, raw materials, etc - all scarce.
Who cares about sovereignty or capitalism when we're living in WATERWORLD and dirt is worth more than diamonds.

It's time to start thinking about ourselves as more than just residents of a single country and start acting like responsible residents of our planet. We need to iincentivize the private sector to find environmentally friendly solutions to the current energy and environmental issues.

Lead by example or die like a lemming!

Natto Ninja said...

I have heard the "raw materials" argument before... I liked it better in the 19th century.

Supply and demand dictate what is available and what is not. To do otherwise is to artificially correct the market giving you the gas policy of the 1970's. Google gas lines...

As things become scarce their price goes up, making alternatives profitable.

Raw materials are far far far from being gone. If you want more materials we will do what our ancestors did, look elsewhere. Under the sea. In space. Necessity breeds ingenuity, but only when ingenuity is rewarded.

Oil. When it becomes too expensive an alternative will emerge.

Fresh water. If this becomes scarce, you will see desalination become more and more popular, better managed, and cheaper.

You should care a sovereignty. Because if we sacrifice that, you will be too busy defending your home from the invaders to worry about waterworld.

Water world... at the very hottest, a "waterworld" would not be possible. Even if it was possible if you are truly truly worried about Global Warming, you need to start polluting as much as possible. While the harsh economically unviable policies of the Kyoto treaty will only theoretically cool the world by fractions of degrees a year, it is absolute scientific proof that huge amounts of air pollution will cool the Earth by very large degrees, very quickly. Save the theatrics for somebody else.

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