It’s time for local Sheriffs and state governors to tell the EPA to get lost. Local government’s first task is to protect the People’s freedom and well-being from outside threats, and the EPA is without question poised to be such a threat.
From the Heritage Foundation: “Obama Is Bypassing Congress Again. This Time It’s Going to Cost You.”
Next week, the Obama administration is planning to unveil a climate action plan that it intends to implement without legislative approval. It’s a creative approach to governing, not unlike other executive actions President Obama has taken to bypass Congress.
When lawmakers refused to pass cap-and-trade legislation, Obama announced there was more than one way to skin the cat. Through climate plans, executive orders and regulatory action, he directed his agencies to find ways to curb the country’s carbon dioxide output and commit to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
Leading the charge, unsurprisingly, is the Environmental Protection Agency, which will release its carbon-dioxide regulations for existing power plants on Monday. The plan will drive up energy prices for American families and businesses without making a dent in global temperatures.
Check out the infographic of some of the damage that the new executive orders will do if they are carried out.
You want to destroy people’s livelihoods, and entire local economies? No? Then governors should simply tell the Feds what they can do with their new orders and regulations. Hold a press conference at a coal-fired power plant, and throw the pile of papers into the flames, while letting the workers know community leadership has their backs.
Sheriffs should prepare needed resources within their communities to set up protection for would-be targets of these nonsensical government edicts, and refuse all Federal requests to undertake actions against local businesses and citizens.
The President is ready to play the role of an 18th Century physician, prescribing leeches for a cancer patient—they have totally misidentified what is going on in so-called “Climate Change” and therefore these steps are worse than doing nothing.
Now is the time to ask your local authorities whether they will protect the community from the EPA and the President’s tyrannical overreach. If they refuse to commit, then as many as possible need to be turned out of office in November in favor of those who promise to do so.
Sad to say, my sense is that people will do nothing until their power bills have tripled, and we have electricity—maybe—for 14 hours a day, like many third-world countries run by dictators (except for the dictator, and his friends like Al Gore, whose mansions will glow like stars in a darkened landscape). Then these same folks will whine and complain about how unfair it is, and how someone ought to do something… but it will be too late. Prove me wrong. Please.
If freedom is important to you—if the economic well-being of you and your neighbors is a concern—then now is the time to get out of the armchair, and into action.