THE POLITICS OF SCIENCE

THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is cracking down on states that don’t agree on the supposed impacts of man-made global warming: Embrace the alarm or prepare to have… funding withheld…. [T]he sanctioning will begin in 2016, when FEMA will start denying disaster funding to states that don’t incorporate global warming into their emergency preparedness plans.”

That the global warming issue is political becomes clearer every day.  Congressman Raul Grijalva launched an attack on several scientists who publicly dispute the government’s position that atmospheric CO2 caused by man’s burning fossil fuels is rising to critical levels and must be stopped ‘before it’s too late.’ Several Liberal Senators have gone the same route, threatening to curtail funding of any scientific endeavor that would even present evidence against man’s deleterious effects on nature, going so far as to make such efforts a crime.

AlGore,

ETHICS and POLITICAL SCIENCE

THE POLITICS of SCIENCE

The threat of ‘global warming’ has been transmogrified into the earlier established and more acceptable term Climate Change in response to a general inability of its adherents to explain the extreme cold temperatures of the past four winters. Specifically absent from current Warmer arguments are any mention of the beneficial effect of fossil fuels on global progress:  The use of coal historically reversed the devastating effects of deforestation of Europe.  Oil from wells effectively saved the world’s whales and seals.  Fertilizers manufactured using gas doubled the yield of an acre of land, feeding a burgeoning population while at the same time providing more land for natural development.  Coal-fired power plants provide power to large parts of Africa [and elsewhere] that previously lived in darkness.

But what anyone thinks about climate change is not the issue.  At issue is the credibility of

THE ETHICS OF DENIAL: NOT

THE ETHICS OF DENIAL: NOT

Truth has no agenda

…believe it…

Ethics is about truth and honesty (which is applied truth).  Denial includes the refusal to see the truth (honor the facts); therefore it must be unethical.

The Western World is in denial regarding the dangers of extreme Islamism; that denial will kill us.

Our Western culture promulgates the defense of individual rights (including freedom of speech and religion among others), and seeks to apply these freedoms across the board. No problem here, except…

Islam is not merely a religion, but an ideology—an entire culture of its own—and cannot be treated simply as a religion. Islam embraces Sharia Law—conspicuously in opposition to our Constitutional Law–therefore it must be seen as opposed to the basic rights of Western culture. Should there be any doubt regarding these statements, simply refer to the Holy Quran, the Muslim handbook:

The Muslim interpretation of the Old Testament was

ETHICS, GOD and the CONSTITUTION

ETHICS, GOD and the CONSTITUTION

the constitution says...PC is a lie

The Truth exposed…

The claim that the United States is a secular nation is simply a straw man argument.  Our Constitution was written by God-fearing people—the evidence for which is simply overwhelming—who were not at all timid about expounding their reliance on a Supreme Being by any name in their actions.   Some were Deists (belief in a superior power–God in any guise), most were members of established orthodox churches in the colonies.  It is accurate to say that the Judeo-Christian worldview was the foundation on which the founders built our Republic.  It was written into the Declaration of Independence.  All of them cited a Supreme Being in their admonitions for our budding nation.  Our founders, to a man, were in essential agreement.

“It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship

ETHICS ISSUES: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS (PC)

PC: A Progressive Pathology

You'd better believe it...

…and TRUTH will win the day…

PC didn’t just happen…IT’S GOING ACCORDING TO PLAN.

Political Correctness (PC) seemed to be merely an annoyance to those of us comfortable with the truth; we assumed that honesty would eventually prevail over its obvious fiction.  Well, we were wrong.  We failed to appreciate the virulence and potential impact of the Progressive movement—only 15% of the population. The ‘right’ to not be offended has become their trump card.  PC has become the new norm, and we hardly notice it…

THE ORIGINS OF PC

PC may have been an issue in China 2500-years ago.  Confucius observed that the first thing to do to restore a state to health was to call things by their right names rather than use understatement to distort the truth…

…but the foundations of modern Political Correctness are found in Critical Theory

ETHICS ISSUES: EPA, GOVERNMENT, and ENVIRONMENTALISM

THE EPA, GOVERNMENT, & the ‘ENVIRONMENTALISTS’

kicking out ethics

Ethics be Damned…

There is a small but strident politically-correct minority impeding the national economy by locking up federal lands from economic development.  The federal government owns and controls fully one-third of our country—as much as two-thirds the areas of four western states whose economies could be turned loose by judicious use of these lands.  Most of these lands are by law open to multiple use including mineral development and energy, yet so-called “environmentalists” treat them as off-limits to productive development.  These small but vocal groups use EPA and other complicit administrative agencies and the Department of the Interior in their (almost always successful) efforts to stop or greatly delay economic development on their own terms.  They do this by suing the government agency, which in turn not only settles out-of-court in the group’s favor but pays the