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Hugs Polar Bears, Bankrupts America
DC – In his typical Alice in Wonderland political style of claiming a Tea
Pot is a Choo-Choo Train while simultaneously claiming it is not, Secretary
of Interior Dirk Kempthorne dragged 25,000 polar bears onto the Endangered
Species List last week while proclaiming they are neither endangered nor
disappearing. The basis for the ex Idaho Governor’s contradictory decision:
Arctic ice may, on net, be melting
and the possible net melting of
Arctic ice may be caused by global
warming which may be caused by humans
producing too much CO2 while possibly
manufacturing or utilizing everything
under the Sun.
Unfortunately, we have several problems with Kempthorne’s slop dash
proclamation, both scientific and socio-political-economic.
polar bear population has not decreased
over the last several decades. It has actually increased from historical
lows of 5,000 to today’s 25,000. So right off the bat, Secretary Dirk is
treading on very thin ice. Scientific data contradicts any reason for
listing polar bears on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) list in the first
place. In addition, Arctic ice has recently melted in one area but
increased in other areas. On net, the volume of Arctic ice has increased,
once a species is listed on the ESA list, U.S. law mandates two things must
Anything that anybody suspects may be a possible cause for the
decline of the listed species must be curtailed, and
A federal program to ameliorate the suspected cause of the “problem”
must be implemented.
Tort lawyers of America, rejoice. Fascist politicians, socialist dictators,
Big Government interventionists, rejoice. Secretary of the Interior
Kempthorne, by ridiculously placing the non-disappearing polar bear on the
ESA list, has just created a Full Employment Act for all the Lawyers of
America and Perpetual Economic Interventionism by all state collectivist
and international lawsuits will now consume billions of dollars in
litigation by both sides as everybody tries to implement, or prevent
implementation of, the mandated provisions of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
to save a species, the polar bear, that is not becoming extinct.
So why did
Sec of Interior Kempthorne place the polar bear on the ESA list? The excuse
he gave on the Glenn Beck national TV talk show was that the
Environmental-Fascists were going to sue the government anyway to try to
“save” the polar bear with other statutes. Kempthorne’s logic becomes a bit
hazy at this point as he concludes, hey, let’s shoot ourselves in the foot
before somebody else shoots us in the butt.
was going through Interior Secretary Kempthorne’s foggy brain, he naively
walked right into the Environmental-Fascists’ trap, which is, they don’t
care about the polar bear, pollution, or the environment. Their goal is
purely socio-political-economic. They want to replace individual freedom,
private property rights, and free market capitalism with state collectivism
whether it’s socialism, fascism, communism, or an outright dictatorship. In
their Brave New Fascist World, everybody becomes a ward of the state from
cradle to grave while Big Brother controls everything and everybody all the
time and everywhere.
bear is not going extinct but individual freedom, private property rights,
and the entire free market may soon become extinct as the provisions of the
ESA for non-disappearing polar bears are implemented.
get one thing straight: It’s not individual freedom and free market
capitalism that are the causes of our economic and environmental problems on
planet Earth. It’s the lack of true freedom and true free markets – the
lack of mutual non-infringements and objective law – that is the problem.
Governmental intervention – from issuing tons of non-backed, inflationary
money, to the passage of tons of special interest legislation, to not
invoking current laws against pollution abusers -- is the major cause of our
pollution and economic problems. Environmental-Fascists pretend that free
market capitalism is the problem, anoint themselves as the saviors, and then
appoint themselves as Big Brother to save the people from themselves.
collectivist game of governmental interventionism is getting very old. It’s
becoming very obvious that Big Government is the problem, not the solution.
Government central banks hyper-inflating non-backed paper currency for their
buddies on Wall Street is the problem, not the solution. Government
intrusion into health care is the problem, not the solution. Government
farm subsidies are the problem, not the solution. Government energy
monopolies are the problem, not the solution.
it is the philosophy of individual freedom and free markets that should be
the basis for solving our environmental problems on planet Earth, not more
governmental controls. We need free minds and free markets, not more rules
and litigation. We need public officials who are statesmen for Limited
Government, not Big Government.
Unfortunately, Sec of Interior Kempthorne is a politician, not a statesman.
why it was extremely important that the Senate Panel that confirmed Idaho
Governor Kempthorne into the Office of Secretary of the Interior should have
done its job and reviewed the information sent to them from FM Duck
regarding how Kempthorne participated in, and mishandled, the failed $136
million Boise Watergate fiasco and other boondoggles. Had the 20-odd
Senators asked any important questions of candidate Kempthorne or reviewed
his record while Governor of Idaho, they would have discovered a political
pattern of illogical and special interest decisions that now characterize
his current Polar Bear Politics.
the polar bear on America’s Endangered Species List and thus invoking its
mandated provisions to save a species that is not endangered, Kempthorne’s
Polar Bear Politics may well cause the future economic bankruptcy of
America. – FM Duck
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