Susan Stamper Brown, 4/20/2011 [Archive]

Environmental Justice: Coming to a Law Near You

By Susan Stamper Brown

The United Nations' (UN) current plan to discuss a treaty proposal granting more rights to 'mother earth'than humans is nothing more than an elaborate attempt to re-market the climate change program in a neatly wrapped package called 'environmental justice.'

The UN proposal, drafted by Bolivian socialist president Evo Morales (the same guy who claims that eating chicken causes male baldness and homosexuality), is similar to a new Bolivian law which elevates trees, animals, insects and 'living things' to the same level as humans.Raised to this new level, mother earth and her 'living things' would be assigned an authorized representative to hear complaints brought on their behalf and would have the right to seek financial compensation for damages.

All bug-stomping humans beware: Morales' proposal does not stop at financial compensation but goes a step further to execute judgment upon the guilty by organizing a 'tribunal for climate justice.'

During an interview at the 2009 Climate Change Summit, Morales said his plan to save the planet included ending luxury and consumerism, while destroying capitalism and forcing rich nations to settle their 'climate debt' to the poor.Morales said capitalism is 'the worst enemy of humanity.

It may be just me, but does it seem that the human race has gone stark raving mad that some would think it is reasonable to ascribe human rights to grass and bugs? One can only hope that someone will also provide delegates with a clean sandbox to play in during recess, provided someone is there to monitor the rights of the sand fleas. It is tempting to dismiss this plan by Morales as ridiculous as the UN naming Iran to a women's rights panel last month, but it seems Morales has ready and willing partners in the U.S. administration.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson spoke last week at the Power Shift 2011 conference assuring an audience of young, impressionable minds that the EPA has 'restored science to its rightful place as the backbone of everything the Environmental Protection Administration does, and that includes the science of climate change. We are using that science to take action on climate change.'

Layman terms:Cap-and-Trade legislation based on junk science failed, so the Obama Administration used the EPA to go through the back door. No wonder some prefer the EPA to be defunded.

Highlighting her list of accomplishments, Jackson revealed her crème de la crème was expanding 'the conversation on environmental justice' - that 'unfinished business' - in 'low and minority neighborhoods.' Jackson reassured the activists that Obama needed them to stay focused on promoting their beliefs that 'there is no difference and choice to be made between a healthy economy and a clean and healthy environment.'

Van Jones, the past Obama White House 'Green Czar' who resigned in 2009 after his 'green socialism/environmental bias' leanings surfaced, also spoke.During the conference, Jones placed an Atlas-sized burden on the shoulders of these easily influenced kids when he told them that 'the entire planet, the children of all species are banking on you.' Jones assured the audience that although he loves 'rich people,' he intends to cash in on their money to fund the green movement cause.

In a January 30, 2005 Miami Herald Editorial, former Greenpeace co-founder and president, Dr. Patrick Mooresaid he left his own organization because 'much of the environmental movement, made a sharp turn to the political left and began adopting extreme agendas that abandoned science and logic in favor of emotion and sensationalism.'It's only gotten worse. The once wholesome and worthwhile goal to protect the planet was hijacked and turned into a pseudo religion - by some who care more about transferring America's wealth than they do the environment.

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