No one has a right to pollute your air or water. That's
No one has the right to take your property for their own aesthetic purposes.
- A civil society requires rules of conduct, and the environment is one
area where all civility has been lost. On spurious evidence and shallow
science, our government has trampled the private property rights of
individual citizens and accumulated powers beyond anything contemplated
by the founding fathers.
- As it was with civil rights violations, the worst polluters are
government monopolies: waste water treatment plants, vehicle smog
licensing codes and inadequate public highways. When pollution is a
consequence of private industrial activities, the laws which ought to
resolve the issue are a morass of conflicting, confusing and burdensome
regulations that benefit no one but government regulators and
well-connected attorneys. The billion-dollar Super Fund 'cleanup' may be
the biggest boondoggle in modern history.
- In the name of science, our federal government proposes to abandon our
sovereignty and our rights to a swarm of new international bureaucrats.
While there is evidence of cyclical global warming, there is an
overwhelming consensus that it is not caused by human activities. If the
burning of fossil fuels were a contributing factor, then the Desert
Storm oil well blazes - equivalent to years of world-wide automobile use
- would have been catastrophic. It wasn't.
- As responsible citizens, we act on the basis of the best knowledge
available. In the case of many federal regulations, the justification
for serious and extreme measures is ignorance. Scientists admit
ignorance on what causes ozone depletion, or even whether it exists.
This is not a rational basis for action, much less the arbitrary and
capricious laws enacted over the past two decades.
- We would all like to live in a garden of Eden. The desire for natural
parks and preservation of wildlands, forests and rare species is
natural. It is not natural for government to confiscate property to
accomplish those ends. Nor is it wise to depend on the whimsy of
government to preserve and protect them through decades and generations.
Rather than national or international political "guarantees",
true conservancy can only be accomplished by putting the power in the
hands of citizens, organized through independent councils and protected
by private ownership and voluntary deed restrictions.
- The incumbent 24th Congressional District Representative has supported
every national and international regulation and expropriation proposed
to congress. He has voted repeatedly against private property rights and
in favor of every government intervention, no matter how fraudulent the
premises. A safe and secure environment requires new ideas, new laws,
new foundations and a profound respect for individual rights.