Monday, June 11, 2007

The Road to Hell is Always Paved With Good Intentions...

So let me get this straight... We have absolutely no definitive proof that humans are causing, or can even reduce global warming (in fact, there is mounting evidence that global warming is natural and good for the planet), and yet we want to set a precedent for penalizing human behavior based on theoretical science?

Denver is trying to do something noble. That is, to clean up the environment. Now, I have no problem with that (who would?) so long as it doesn't hurt individual liberty. However, the rationale being used in Denver to regulate human behavior is dead wrong.

So what, any unproven idea can be used as justification for new taxes and regulations, now? And don't tell me it's better to err on the side of caution, because in science there is no such thing. It's either true or false. We don't know on which side caution lies until we start to prove facts. For now, all we should be doing is asking people to change - not compelling it through force.

I suppose the moral of this story is that it's OK for the government to go into your wallet, house, yard, and even threaten your very freedom (see what happens if you refuse to follow these government mandates) as long as they stay out of your womb. Gotta love them lefty double standards...

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