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An Inconvenient Snowstorm


As my children mix up a batch of snow ice cream, I am contemplating the winter here in Texas. I was born and raised here, and I believe this winter has been the snowiest in my life. We even had a real-live blizzard at Christmas. Yes, we did. Even the weatherman said so.

It makes me laugh at the Global Warming hype. It's no secret that I don't believe that Global Warming is destroying our planet. I don't think there's anything new under the sun (so to speak). I believe it's a fad.

But you have to give the tree-huggers some credit. They are stickin' to their guns no matter how ridiculous it sounds. In the midst of record snows, an MSNBC host defended Global Warming as if his life (or maybe his salary) depends on it. Watch this:

So why do they feel the need to jam this theory down our throats at any cost? Why do they risk their reputations? Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I'm gonna say follow the money. Read this article and this article and connect the dots for yourself.

Global Warming has long been an enticing issue for certain politicians. Read this very interesting article from 1989.

So why do I care if Al Gore is trying to save the planet? Why do I care if he seems to be hypocritical in his use of energy while imploring us to cut back? I don't.

I'm not a hatemonger. I don't have a problem with recycling. I don't care what light bulbs you prefer. It's a free country.

But when we go from informing people about global warming to legislating it, that's where I draw the line, because that's where we lose our freedom. Last summer's Cap and Trade Bill and the Cash for Clunkers were perfect examples of taking an interesting theory and turning it into law.

I want to decide what kind of light bulbs I will use, what kind of car I will drive, and how hot or cold I want my house. It's not going to kill the planet. I firmly believe that the God who created the universe could create a planet that would withstand the inventions of the humans He created as well.

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government. - Thomas Jefferson



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