Epic Open Letter Apologizing To Obama Regarding The Missouri State Fair Rodeo Clown Controversy Goes Viral
Dear President Obama,
I’m reaching out to you as a friend. I know you must be deeply hurting after what happened at the Missouri State Fair. Sure, you probably try to avoid watching the news while you’re on vacation, but I’m sure the pilot who airlifted your dog to your rental mansion in Martha’s Vineyard probably caught you up to speed (that guy is such a chatterbox). Your jaw must have hit the floor when you heard the news: A rodeo clown in Missouri poked fun at you. Yeah, I know, almost impossible to believe. The gall! The gumption! The racism! Don’t worry, the entire country erupted in outrage, Democrats and Republicans issued statements of condemnation, and now the offending clown has been banned for life from the Missouri State Fair. There will likely be “action taken” against the Missouri Rodeo Clown Association, and I do hope justice is visited upon them swiftly. I think we’re all a little sick of the Missouri Rodeo Clown Association causing trouble. It’s something new every week with those freakin’ guys.
But all of this is of no consolation. The fact is, a rodeo clown in Missouri made fun of you. Nothing can ever ease the pain he has caused. This sort of crass lampooning of public officials has never happened at a rodeo until now, and I know that because a bunch of people who have never been within 150 miles of a rodeo said so. And then â€” worse still â€” the crowd erupted in applause at the spectacle of a guy in an Obama mask being chased by a rampaging bull. Racists, the lot of ‘em! I mean, Bush never got this sort of treatment. Nobody ever mocked or satirized him. No crude jokes were told about him. Nobody ever wished violence or death upon him. Ever. You know why? Because he’s white. White presidents always get treated nicely, especially white Republicans. Just ask Lincoln. The whole country agreed for over two centuries that we don’t ever insult presidents, then you get into office and all of a sudden every day is Pick on the President Day. Outrageous!
Besides, you are due some respect. You’ve earned it. You’ve done nothing but serve these people and make their lives better, and this is how they treat you? Ungrateful brats. You should drone bomb these haters. Just kidding. But seriously, you should. You’re the first president in history to actually order the assassination of American citizens, and I say why stop with some Muslim propagandist and his completely innocent son who never committed any crime at all?
I’m especially sick of these punks in the middle class who won’t stop complaining about you. What’s their issue? OK, you haven’t done anything about the unemployment rate your whole time in office, median household incomes have dropped, fewer businesses are opening, the number of people in poverty has increased while the number of high paying jobs has decreased, all of this while taxes go up and Obamacare looms, threatening to strangle small business owners and put thousands more out of work, but so what? I’ve got two words: Food stamps. Or is it foodstamps? I don’t know, I can’t spell it, I can just use it to get my Lucky Charms and Dr. Pepper. You’ve made all of this “work” crap obsolete by increasing the entitlement state more than any president ever in history! You’re adding more than 11 thousand Americans a day to SNAP. You’ve got millions relying on the government for rent, cable, phone, even birth control. I guess this horrible economy stuff would be kind of a bummer if not for all the delicious welfare. Who needs an economy anymore? We’ve got you, baby.
So how could anyone be upset at you? How could they delight at the degradation and mockery of Barack Obama? What’s wrong with these right wing rednecks? Are they still sore about the whole thing where you sent the IRS after your political opponents to harass and hinder them during an election cycle? Or the stuff about spying on the phone records of every American? What about all this business about you arming and funding Islamic Militants overseas and then orchestrating a coverup when a bunch of them murdered your ambassador? Are folks STILL mad that you funneled weapons to drug cartels and then threatened whistleblowers into silence? Or is it all this fuss over your Justice Department spying on and attempting to prosecute journalists? Is it the wildly unpopular two thousand page health care law? The regulation mandating that religious employers provide abortifacients to their employees? The millions of tax dollars you’ve given to the abortion industry and the blessings you wished upon a group of wealthy abortionists? The bailouts? The green energy scams? The massive expansion of government? The out of control deficit spending? The lies? The broken promises? The betrayals? The corruption? The attacks on our fundamental liberties?
I can’t imagine why anyone would get too worked about any of that. Like you said, that stuff didn’t happen. Or it did, but it’s not a big deal. Or it’s not a big deal because it didn’t. I can’t remember, I just know that you treat anyone who raises any of these concerns with utter contempt and disregard, which clearly proves that they are wrong.
Mr. Obama, IF you WERE actually guilty of being a deceitful despot who murders, conspires, and steals, then obviously all true Americans would have no choice but to giggle with glee at the sight of your likeness being gouged by an angry bull. Fortunately, that isn’t the case, which is why I’d like to apologize for the state of Missouri, for everyone who has ever attended a state fair, and for everyone in the rodeo clown community.
You are special, Mr. President, and I still love you.
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Of all of the oppressive controls government has heaped upon us, or has plans to, Agenda 21 has to be the single most frightening. Iâ€™m talking hair standing up on the back of your neck, bone chilling frightening. Truly diabolical. Every move you make, every breath you take. Complete and utter control on a global scale.
Worldwide central planning and social engineering courtesy of the United Nations.
One world order â€“global socialism (communitarianism)
Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center has published an excellent one page primer on Agenda 21.
Awareness of Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development is racing across the nation as citizens in community after community are learning what their city planners are actually up to. As awareness grows, I am receiving more and more calls for tools to help activists fight back. Many complain that elected officials just wonâ€™t read detailed reports or watch long videos. â€œCan you give us something that is quick, and easy to read that we can hand out,â€ Iâ€™m asked.
So here it is. A one page, quick description of Agenda 21 that fits on one page. Iâ€™ve also included for the back side of your hand out a list of quotes for the perpetrators of Agenda 21 that should back up my brief descriptions.
A word of caution, use this as a starter kit, but do not allow it to be your only knowledge of this very complex subject. To kill it you have to know the facts. Research, know your details; discover the NGO players in your community; identify who is victimized by the policies and recruit them to your fight; and then kill Agenda 21. Thatâ€™s how it must be done. The information below is only your first step. Happy hunting.
What is Sustainable Development?
According to its authors, the objective of sustainable development is to integrate economic, social and environmental policies in order to achieve reduced consumption, social equity, and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity. Sustainablists insist that every societal decision be based on environmental impact, focusing on three components; global land use, global education, and global population control and reduction.
Social Equity (Social injustice)
Social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people â€œto benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment.â€ Redistribution of wealth. Private property is a social injustice since not everyone can build wealth from it. National sovereignty is a social injustice. Universal health care is a social injustice. All part of Agenda 21 policy.
Public Private Partnerships (PPP). Special dealings between government and certain, chosen corporations which get tax breaks, grants and the governmentâ€™s power of
Eminent Domain to implement sustainable policy. Government-sanctioned monopolies.
Local Sustainable Development policies
Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, STAR Sustainable Communities, Green jobs, Green Building Codes, â€œGoing Green,â€ Alternative Energy, Local Visioning, facilitators, regional planning, historic preservation, conservation easements, development rights, sustainable farming, comprehensive planning, growth management, consensus.
Who is behind it?
ICLEI â€“ Local Governments for Sustainability (formally, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives). Communities pay ICLEI dues to provide â€œlocalâ€ community plans, software, training, etc. Addition groups include American Planning Council, The Renaissance Planning Group, International City/ County Management Group, aided by US Mayors Conference, National Governors Association, National League of Cities, National Association of County Administrators and many more private organizations and official government agencies. Foundation and government grants drive the process.
Where did it originate?
The term Sustainable Development was first introduced to the world in the pages a 1987 report (Our Common Future) produced by the United Nations World Commission on Environmental and Development, authored by Gro Harlem Brundtland, VP of the World Socialist Party. The term was first offered as official UN policy in 1992, in a document called UN Sustainable Development Agenda 21, issued at the UNâ€™s Earth Summit, today referred to simply as Agenda 21.
What gives Agenda 21 Ruling Authority?
More than 178 nations adopted Agenda 21 as official policy during a signing ceremony at the Earth Summit. US president George H.W. Bush signed the document for the US. In signing, each nation pledge to adopt the goals of Agenda 21. In 1995, President Bill Clinton, in compliance with Agenda 21, signed Executive Order #12858 to create the Presidentâ€™s Council on Sustainable Development in order to â€œharmonizeâ€ US environmental policy with UN directives as outlined in Agenda 21. The EO directed all agencies of the Federal Government to work with state and local community governments in a joint effort â€œreinventâ€ government using the guidelines outlined in Agenda 21. As a result, with the assistance of groups like ICLEI, Sustainable Development is now emerging as government policy in every town, county and state in the nation.
Revealing Quotes From the Planners
â€œAgenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by EVERY person on Earthâ€¦it calls for specific changes in the activities of ALL peopleâ€¦ Effective execution of Agenda 21 will REQUIRE a profound reorientation of ALL humans, unlike anything the world has ever experiencedâ€¦ â€Â Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet (Earthpress, 1993). Emphases â€“ DR
Urgent to implement â€“ but we donâ€™t know what it is!
â€œThe realities of life on our planet dictate that continued economic development as we know it cannot be sustainedâ€¦Sustainable development, therefore is a program of action for local and global economic reform â€“ a program that has yet to be fully defined.â€Â The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, published by ICLEI, 1996.
â€œNo one fully understands how or even, if, sustainable development can be achieved; however, there is growing consensus that it must be accomplished at the local level if it is ever to be achieved on a global basis.â€Â The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, published by ICLEI, 1996.
Agenda 21 and Private Property
â€œLandâ€¦cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social injustice.â€Â From the report from the 1976 UNâ€™s Habitat I Conference.
â€œPrivate land use decisions are often driven by strong economic incentives that result in several ecological and aesthetic consequencesâ€¦The key to overcoming it is through public policyâ€¦â€Â Report from the Presidentâ€™s Council on Sustainable Development, page 112.
â€œCurrent lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class â€“ involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.â€Â Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the UNâ€™s Earth Summit, 1992.
Reinvention of Government
â€œWe need a new collaborative decision process that leads to better decisions, more rapid change, and more sensible use of human, natural and financial resources in achieving our goals.â€Â Report from the Presidentâ€™s Council on Sustainable Development
â€œIndividual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.â€Â Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chairman, ICLEI. The Wildlands Project
â€œWe must make this place an insecure and inhospitable place for Capitalists and their projects â€“ we must reclaim the roads and plowed lands, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of tens of millions of acres or presently settled land.â€Â Dave Foreman, Earth First.
What is not sustainable?
Ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing of soil, building fences, industry, single family homes, paves and tarred roads, logging activities, dams and reservoirs, power line construction, and economic systems that fail to set proper value on the environment.â€Â UNâ€™s Biodiversity Assessment Report.
Hide Agenda 21â€™s UN roots from the people
â€œParticipating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy- fixated groups and individuals in our societyâ€¦ This segment of our society who fear â€˜one-world governmentâ€™ and a UN invasion of the United States through which our individual freedom would be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined â€˜the conspiracyâ€™ by undertaking LA21. So we call our process something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.â€Â J. Gary Lawrence, advisor to President Clintonâ€™s Council on Sustainable Development.
Agenda 21 Handouts
All handouts are in PDF format. Please feel free to make copies!
â€œAre some government agencies manipulating science to advance political agendas?â€ Well it is the Obama regime...sooooo…
Somethingâ€™s amiss at the Department of Interior. Eight government scientists were recently fired or reassigned after voicing concerns to their superiors about faulty environmental science used for policy decisions. Which begs the question, â€œAre some government agencies manipulating science to advance political agendas?â€
Fictional book authors operate in a convenient world, unconstrained by facts and experiences of the real world. The antithesis of works of fiction are scientific findings solely based on provable facts and experience. For agenda-driven environmental science, facts can sometime prove inconvenient. Itâ€™s far easier to advance an agenda with agreeable science, even if that means creating science fiction or fictional science. Fictional science thus becomes the pseudo-reality of environmentalistâ€™s absolutism and any science that disagrees with their predetermined conclusions of man-made harm to the environment is ignored or distorted. Now we learn that in some government agencies, scientists who question the veracity and validity of scientific evidence used to formulate environmental regulations and policies are shunned, kept quiet, and purged.
The purpose of fictional environmental science is to sway public opinion through what amounts to propaganda. Intransigent purveyors of â€œgreenâ€ propaganda know their greatest enemy is truth. One of the most famous propaganda experts was Germanyâ€™s Joseph Goebbels, who taught that if a lie is repeated often enough it will eventually be accepted as truth. Goebbels also knew that truth has to be suppressed if it contradicts the objectives of the propaganda.
Goebbels wrote, â€œIt thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.â€
Remember the well aimed “you donâ€™t just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers” zinger Romney successfully launched at Obama during the 1st debate? It was a bitch slap heard ’round the world. Arguably [the] best line of the debate.
And the only response Obama could muster was to take his trusty pick-ax index finger and mine for gold?? Ewww. If that is how he behaves in public, one wonders how he acts in private. But I digress.
(Transcript and MORE at Hot Air.)
Moving along, thanks toÂ Heritage we now have an up to date comprehensive list of Obama’s green failures to refer to:
…The fact that some companies are not under financial duress does not make the policy a success. It simply means that our taxpayer dollars subsidized companies that wouldâ€™ve found the financial support in the private market.
So far, 36 companies that have received federal support from taxpayers have either gone bankrupt or are laying off workers and are heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the Obama Administrationâ€™s Department of Energy. The amount of money indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which push the amount of money these companies have received from taxpayers even higher.
The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:
- Evergreen Solar ($24 million)*
- SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
- Solyndra ($535 million)*
- Beacon Power ($69 million)*
- AESâ€™s subsidiary Eastern Energy ($17.1 million)
- Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
- SunPower ($1.5 billion)
- First Solar ($1.46 billion)
- Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
- EnerDelâ€™s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
- Amonix ($5.9 million)
- National Renewable Energy Lab ($200 million)
- Fisker Automotive ($528 million)
- Abound Solar ($374 million)*
- A123 Systems ($279 million)*
- Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($6 million)
- Johnson Controls ($299 million)
- Schneider Electric ($86 million)
- Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
- ECOtality ($126.2 million)
- Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
- Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
- Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
- Olsenâ€™s Crop Service and Olsenâ€™s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
- Range Fuels ($80 million)*
- Thompson River Power ($6.4 million)*
- Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
- LSP Energy ($2.1 billion)*
- UniSolar ($100 million)*
- Azure Dynamics ($120 million)*
- GreenVolts ($500,000)
- Vestas ($50 million)
- LG Chemâ€™s subsidiary Compact Power ($150 million)
- Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
- Navistar ($10 million)
- Satcon ($3 million)*
*Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy.
Pay close attention, as more are sure to follow.
Caught On Tape! Legislators, Union Bosses Agree To Help Fake Company Seek Taxpayer Funding For ‘”Bullsh*t” Green Jobs’
“It almost is exactly the same as where we were with Green Jobs, Green New York,” said [Laborers' International Union of North America] LIUNA Director John Hutchings. “Between us, a lot of it is bullsh–.”
Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe and his crafty band of video sting artists have held onto this blockbuster video since 2009. And now have released it from the vault just in time for election 2012.
(Project Veritas)Â â€” Undercover reporters posing as “Earth Supply and Renewal” — group dedicated to digging holes and filling them back in, meet with Labor Bosses, NY Legislator, and former NY Assemblyman, who tell them how to secure funding for “Bullshit” Green jobs. John Hutchings, member of the Broome County legislature, told the undercover reporters posing as “Earth Supply and Renewal” his opinion on taxpayer-funded grant contracts; “You know the Green Jobs — Green NY, between us, a lot of it is bullsh*t”. Anthony Tocci, business manager for [Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) ]-Local 601, tells Earth Supply and Renewal “You just wanna(sic) get the money. Then you figure out afterwards” Former NY assemblyman Ron Tocci is also featured laughing about the irony of the company’s services: “One thing about it, it’s shovel ready.”
See the raw un-edited version of the video here. A must read!: Meet John Hutchings: Lining Union Pockets with Your Money As mentioned in the video: WeDigJobs.com BTW: LIUNA is a union affiliate of the AFL-CIO.
Spreading the wealth thinner…
(Townhall) –The Obama Administrationâ€™s â€œgreen jobsâ€ agenda is apparently not limited to the United States. According to CNS News, the administration created a $20 million grant that will go toward creating green projects…in Africa.
The U.S. government is spending $20 million to â€œhelp clean energy projects in Africa get started.â€ Those projects include wind farms and solar panels, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced at the recent Rio +20 Conference in Brazil.
But the government watchdog Judicial Watch criticized the spending as wasteful, given the administrationâ€™s track record in trying to pick green energy winners.
â€œThe U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative will help clean energy projects in Africa get started,â€ said Clinton in her June 22 speech.Â â€œThis is an innovative partnership between three United States government entities â€“ the State Department, OPIC (the Overseas Private Investment Corporation), and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. We want to drive private sector investment into the energy sector.â€
Clinton said the initial $20 million grant will “leverage much larger investment flows from OPIC,â€ which is the U.S. government’s development finance institution. â€œThat will open the door then for hundreds of millions of dollars of OPIC financing, plus hundreds of millons of more dollars from the private sector for projects that otherwise would never get off the drawing board.â€
Also see this recent post: Geothermal Co. [Still] Struggling After $98.5 MILLION Taxpayer Bailout
(Fox Nation) –A YouTube video released by Senator Jim Inhofe’s office shows a top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official admitting that the whole point of President Obama EPAâ€™s air regulations was to kill coal and that this decision was â€œpainfulâ€ because it causes coal communities in states like Pennsylvania and West Virginia to â€œgo away.â€
Curt Spalding (New England Regional Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA) speaking at:
“Healthy Communities: Green solutions for safe environments,” Beyond Pesticides’ 30th National Pesticide Forum, March 30-31, 2012, Yale University, New Haven, CT
“But know right now, we are, we are struggling. We are struggling because we are trying to do our jobs. Lisa Jackson has put forth a very powerful message to the country. Just two days ago, the decision on greenhouse gas performance standard and saying basically gas plants are the performance standard which means if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem. That was a huge decision. You can’t imagine how tough that was. Because you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal. And to say that we just think those communities should just go away, we can’t do that. But she had to do what the law and policy suggested. And it’s painful. It’s painful every step of the way.
Full video here.
Push back: On May 8, 2012, one in three West Virginia Democrat primary voters choose an imprisoned convicted felon over Obama.
“Obama lost 41% of the vote in the Democratic primary in West Virginia â€“ a state heavily reliant on the coal industry â€“ to a convicted felon and current federal inmate.”
The chairman of the WV Democratic Party blamed Obamaâ€™s poor showing on his stance on coal energy. â€œAÂ lot of folks here have real frustration with this administrationâ€™s stance on coal and energy,â€Â said state Democratic chairman Larry Puccio. â€œThey are frustrated and they are upset, and they wanted to send Obama a message.â€
Filed under, promises Obama is more than willing to keep. For instance, his promise to bankrupt the coal industry:
“If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can, it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted. That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel, and other alternative energy approaches.”Â – January 17, 2008
“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good
of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live
under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may
at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good
will torment us without end for they do so with the approval
of their own conscience.” ~ C. S. Lewis
Outstanding video by Free Market America â€œinspired by Paul Harveyâ€™s classic essay, â€˜If I were the devil.â€™â€
(FreeMarketAmerica) –The environmental agenda has been infected by extremismâ€”it’s become an economic suicide pact. And we’re here to challenge it.
Transcript via imamomzilla at Cafe Mom:
If I wanted America to fail â€¦
To follow, not lead; to suffer, not prosper; to despair, not dream.
I would start with energy.
Iâ€™d cut off Americaâ€™s supply of cheap, abundant energy. I couldnâ€™t take it by force. So, Iâ€™d make Americans feel guilty for using the energy that heats their homes, fuels their cars, runs their businesses, and powers their economy.
Iâ€™d make cheap energy expensive, so that expensive energy would seem cheap.
I would empower unelected bureaucrats to all-but-outlaw Americaâ€™s most abundant sources of energy. And after banning its use in America, Iâ€™d make it illegal for American companies to ship it overseas.
If I wanted America to fail â€¦
Iâ€™d use our schools to teach one generation of Americans that our factories and our cars will cause a new Ice Age, and Iâ€™d muster a straight face so I could teach the next generation that theyâ€™re causing Global Warming.
And when itâ€™s cold out, Iâ€™d call it Climate Change instead.
Iâ€™d imply that Americaâ€™s cities and factories could run on wind power and wishes. Iâ€™d teach children how to ignore the hypocrisy of condemning logging, mining and farming â€” while having roofs over their heads, heat in their homes and food on their tables. I would never teach children that the free market is the only force in human history to uplift the poor, establish the middle class and create lasting prosperity.
Instead, Iâ€™d demonize prosperity itself, so that they will not miss what they will never have.
If I wanted America to fail â€¦
I would create countless new regulations and seldom cancel old ones. They would be so complicated that only bureaucrats, lawyers and lobbyists could understand them. That way small businesses with big ideas wouldnâ€™t stand a chance â€“ and I would never have to worry about another Thomas Edison, Henry Ford or Steve Jobs.
I would ridicule as â€œFlat Earthersâ€ those who urge us to lower energy costs by increasing supply. And when the evangelists of commonsense try to remind people about the law of supply and demand, Iâ€™d enlist a sympathetic media to drown them out.
If I wanted America to fail â€¦
I would empower unaccountable bureaucracies seated in a distant capitol to bully Americans out of their dreams and their property rights. Iâ€™d send federal agents to raid guitar factories for using the wrong kind of wood; Iâ€™d force homeowners to tear down the homes they built on their own land.
Iâ€™d make it almost impossible for farmers to farm, miners to mine, loggers to log, and builders to build.
And because I donâ€™t believe in free markets, Iâ€™d invent false ones. Iâ€™d devise fictitious productsâ€”like carbon creditsâ€”and trade them in imaginary markets. Iâ€™d convince people that this would create jobs and be good for the economy.
If I wanted America to fail â€¦
For every concern, Iâ€™d invent a crisis; and for every crisis, Iâ€™d invent the cause; Like shutting down entire industries and killing tens of thousands of jobs in the name of saving spotted owls. And when everyone learned the stunning irony that the owls were victims of their larger cousinsâ€”and not peopleâ€”it would already be decades too late.
If I wanted America to fail â€¦
Iâ€™d make it easier to stop commerce than start it â€“ easier to kill jobs than create them â€“ more fashionable to resent success than to seek it.
When industries seek to create jobs, Iâ€™d file lawsuits to stop them. And then Iâ€™d make taxpayers pay for my lawyers.
If I wanted America to fail â€¦
I would transform the environmental agenda from a document of conservation to an economic suicide pact. I would concede entire industries to our economic rivals by imposing regulations that cost trillions. I would celebrate those who preach environmental austerity in public while indulging a lavish lifestyle in private.
Iâ€™d convince Americans that Europe has it right, and America has it wrong.
If I wanted America to fail â€¦
I would prey on the goodness and decency of ordinary Americans.
I would only need to convince them â€¦ that all of this is for the greater good.
If I wanted America to fail, I suppose I wouldnâ€™t change a thing.
In other words, every move the progressive cabal has ever made.