In the movies, international leaders respond to looming environmental apocalypse by sending Bruce Willis into space. In
Copenhagen, they send cash to . Sudan
Whatever you believe about the science of global warming, you can’t possibly still think 20,000 European socialists can save us from it. Their solution is predictably lame: transfer wealth from rich countries to poor ones. Yawn.
Paying a $10 billion per year guilt tax to third world dictators will not cool the planet, but this has never been about science; it is simply the latest front in a century-long attack on American ideals of liberty and capitalism. We should quit pretending it is something else.
The Copenhagen Climatistas are not fighting to save the planet; they are fighting to hold on to an illusion of U.N. relevance in a world reconfigured without them by the ascendance of Asian capitalism.
In the past quarter century, billions of people have turned to American-inspired capitalism to raise themselves out of the poverty that the previous half a century of European-inspired socialism brought them. Rejected by thinking humans, the one-world statists have turned to rocks and shrubs to find a constituency for their discredited ideas.
President Obama should not go to
. What is at stake there is American sovereignty. We are the richest nation because we are the most productive; and we are the most productive because we use the most energy. Energy equals prosperity, and should not give up 40% of ours just because a handful of collectivist dinosaurs find their impotence frustrating. Copenhagen
Energy is the currency of economic liberty. The goal of climate fascists is to seize control of it and ration it according to their own ambitions; to regulate the economic activity of the whole world. Democrats seek their approval; Republicans fear their scorn; Libertarians refuse to indulge them their world government fantasy.
Our energy is not theirs to ration. Our prosperity is not theirs to negotiate. Our
is not theirs to trade. Vote Libertarian. Vote Tim, Not Tammy. Liberty
Tim Nerenz is the Libertarian Party Candidate for