We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

Friday, January 05, 2007

More methane-related atmospheric news

Backing up the findings of oft-ridiculed U.S. research on bovine flatulence, none other than the bloated and gas-spewing United Nations itself has now concluded that cow farts contribute more greenhouse gas (methane, Co2) to our atmosphere than all forms of mechanized transportation combined.

Whether or not the EPA will soon require "cow-talytic converters" on the beasts', uh, tailpipes remains to be seen...


The Benzo Book said...

You wrote:
"I’m a Constitutional Conservative. The Constitution is the most brilliant document ever created. It's design, a Federal Republic of States, is unique in the world and gives States tremendous power rather than just being territories of a National Government. Its principles transcend time; and it is the most succcessful form of government ever created. Today, the Constitution is under attack by the Left Wing. The Left and their allies in the national media display a passionate hatred for the Constitution's design because it prevents the complete take-over of the Country by the Federal Government, something the Left desires as long as they're in charge."

This may well be true of the leftmost participants of the Left Wing, i.e., collectivists, communists, et al. However, it is the Right Wing---the so-called "Neo-Cons"---who have done more to usurp the liberty of Americans and to wrest power away from the federated state governments and centralize it in one branch of the federal government than any Liberals or Democrats throughout the history of our nation. 21st Century conservatism is a perverse distortion of true conservatism, just as our current corporate-based economic environment is a perversion of capitalism and enterprise. The men who drafted the Constitution would hardly recognize what this country has become.


The Lone Patriot said...

I find it interesting that Jack chose this post to respond to since his emotional rant has nothing to do with the subject of the post.

Jack presents no facts to back up his assertion but I will respond to two of them just the same.

Regarding states rights and the wresting of power, let me point out that it was under President Woodrow Wilson - Democrat, that the 17th Amendment was passed which made US Senators unaccountable to their State Governments.

It was under Jimmy Carter Democrat (neo-com?) that the education system was nationalized and state land, (like ANWAR)confiscated by the US government in the name of "consrvation".

Finally, regarding his comment on capitalism, again it was the 17th amendment that made modern day "legislation for sale" possible and again it was Woodrow Wilson - Democrat who signed the Federal Reserve act creating a "Central Bank" and taking us off the gold standard thus making our money subject to the whims of government.

The other interesting piece of Jack's response is that, while he suggests that the Framers of the Constitution would not recognize what this country has become, he certainly did not advocate that we become less Socialist and more Constitutional as I do.

I'm sure that Jack is oppossed to the Patriot Act which as we all know has to be renewed periodically, however he chooses to ignore the chipping away of our Constitution by the Left through their establishment of programs and agencies (Social Security {Roosevelt - Democrat}and Medicare are Ponzi Schemes headed for backruptcy)do we really need an FDA and a Department of Education) that have no expiration.

I hope he'll join me in my mission to establish a wealth tax.