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December 11, 2009
Krauthammer: Green is the new red
Charles Krauthammer explains how the worldwide environmentnal movement, epitomized by the UN efforts to shift vast sums of money from the democratic industrialized nations to the third world kleptocracies, is really socialism in a new guise.
As to the Administration's effort to bypass popular sentiment against national suicide by regulating CO2 through the EPA (regulatory fiat), his advice is particularly sound:
Forget for a moment the economic effects of severe carbon chastity. There's the matter of constitutional decency. If you want to revolutionize society -- as will drastic carbon regulation and taxation in an energy economy that is 85 percent carbon-based -- you do it through Congress reflecting popular will. Not by administrative fiat of EPA bureaucrats.
Congress should not just resist this executive overreaching, but trump it: Amend existing clean air laws and restore their original intent by excluding CO2 from EPA control and reserving that power for Congress and future legislation.
Do it now. Do it soon. Because Big Brother isn't lurking in CIA cloak. He's knocking on your door, smiling under an EPA cap.