Now, that these same critics are in power, they are using fear to ram countless new laws and regulations which far more stiffle our civil liberties than any conservative could ever dream up. Fear is now not directed against terrorism (other contingency operations), but the climate.
According to the Pulitzer-winning paper Investors Business Daily:
Catastrophic sea levels, floods in lower Manhattan, California beaches permanently submerged. Ferocious hurricanes. Droughts. Food shortages, epidemic diseases, a quadrupling of heat-wave deaths. Aged sewer systems convulsing from massive storm runoff. Polar bears disappearing from the Arctic.
Yet, to "solve" this monumental problem, what does Congress do?
A 1,500-page bill to tax, regulate and penalize all U.S. hydrocarbon energy use to "save the planet" from climate Armageddon has passed the House 219-212 despite the fact that not one member read it.
No one read it, yet they voted on it. In fact, the bill wasn't even on the floor, in the well, which is traditionally how it's done.
Reminds me of the last "stimulus" bill, which was not read by most before they voted on it.
Voting on a bill that will affect not only millions of Americans, but countless millions around the world, before you have read, studied and debated it -- this is insanity, not progress.
But as Investors Business Daily concludes at one point: "It may be the most flagrant attempted con job in U.S. history."
Here is another example of how Democrats do business, thanks to the Examiner:
Apparently House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev) are so afraid of a public backlash against the cost of the health care reform package that they don't want voters to see it. Along with Obama's promise of transparency, the two politicians think they can get away with anything because of having a majority in Congress. Their arrogance and lack of respect for American citizens has no bounds.
Like I said, be very afraid.