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Climate Change and Democrat Politics

Updated on June 24, 2019
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Jack is currently a volunteer at the Westchester County Archives. Before retiring, he worked at IBM for over 28 years.

Introduction

The theory of AGW or human caused global warming or climate change is one of the top issues in 2020 election cycle. Some democratic candidates have embraced the New Green Deal. They have use climate change as a way to attack the GOP and Trump for being irresponsible about our environment and dealing with an “existential” threat of climate change. I can’t help but observe some inconsistencies.

- June 2019

Democratic Issues...

  • climate change
  • environment protection
  • Universal healthcare
  • immigration
  • abortion and reproductive rights
  • entitlements
  • universal income
  • Reparations for slavery
  • income inequality
  • higher taxes

Many of these issues can be thought of as coming under the umbrella of socialism. A “state” government that will control the masses. Many believe that capitalism is the problem. The greed and the abuses of the large corporations are the enemy of the people.

However, there are some inconsistencies here.

What Is Consistent?

In any intellectual exercise, one of the tell sign is consistency. If the policies are sound, it should pass the consistency test. That is to say, no matter what group or political parties, irregardless of political affiliation. A good policy should be good for all cases and not change with the direction of the wind.

For example, the democrats are for protecting the environment. They buy into global warming and thinks renewable energy sources like solar and wind power is a good solution to replace dirty fossil fuel. Yet, when a wind farm was proposed for off-short in the Hyannis Port off the coast of Massachusetts, the local politicians like the Kennedys rejected it. An example of non-consistent policy.

An Observation

Democrats in general are for a clean environment. They are also for a green planet. They are also a big believer of climate change, that humans are the main causes of the current global warming and extreme weather pattern.

They believe the solution to this existential threat, is one, cut capitalism down to size and replace with a socialism system. Two, reduce and eliminate fossil fuel and replace with renewable energy sources. Three, reduce the global human population which is a main source of this carbon footprint. Abortion and the right to choose by women is consistent with that philosophy. Forth, reduce consumption of animals such as beef and become a vegetarian. This will also reduce our human carbon footprint and in addition. It is healthier.

Under the umbrella of fixing income inequality and social justice, democrats propose universal healthcare, reparations for slavery, universal income, free college education, forgiving of student loan debt, and ever increasing entitlements...and of course implementing higher income taxes on the rich to pay for all these benefits.

The One Exception...

There is one issue that we have not discussed. The illegal immigration issue or crisis. The democrats say they want to fix this problem and yet when given the opportunity, never even try. When Trump was elected president in 2016 on this signature issue, the democrats balked.They reverse their talking points. All of a sudden, they are against the wall, against detention, accused Trump of separating families, and wanted to disband ICE. They even accuse the administration of using concentration camps to advance their white supremacy agenda.

Now comes the question. What about climate change? How does this new policy of open borders stack up against their efforts to combat climate change?

It is well known that illegal immigrants from our southern borders have a higher rate of births. After all, it is the fastest growing minority in our country. How come democrats don’t worry about this negative effect on climate change? Could it be they are more likely to vote democratic down the road?

Just asking?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Jack Lee

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