Gore in his speech on Monday: Fear drives out reason. Fear suppresses the politics of discourse and opens the door to the politics of destruction.
Exactly. And who is the greater fear mongerer here? Bush or Gore? With Bush we get a fear of Islamofascism. With Gore we get a fear of Bush AND a fear of global warming.
" There are scientific warnings now of another onrushing catastrophe. "
Seems to me the environmentalists and their fear-mongering are even worse on the Constitution than Bush eavesdropping on people suspected of terrorist ties. Property rights are going down the tube. Not to mention the havoc signing Kyoto would wreak on our economy.
" The Case of the Invisible Salmon. Viola Allen, a 72-year-old widow in Washington, suffers from emphysema that is worsening because of the damp and mildew in her rapidly-deteriorating home. She cannot sell because activists and the government insist a stream on her land is vital habitat for endangered salmon.
Scientific studies do not support this claim. The state has issued a finding that salmon do not, could not, and never have used this stream. Viola is still blocked from selling. "
Just who is it that supposedly cares about the 'little guy' again?
The War on Islamofascism puts global warming way down on the list, where it belongs. Gore's entire raison d'etre the last few years goes with it.
No wonder he's hysterical.
Update: I just went over to the Corner at NRO. It's not a place I frequent--too many messages to skip on stem cells and gay marriage. But I'm rendering a Bryce image and decided to fool around while waiting and clicked on a link for something. And guess what? Iain Murray had the same thought I did and even used the same quotes. GMTA or something, though it's not hard to make the connection between Gore and fear mongering. It's just that most reaction had to do with his own claims back then vs now vis-a-vis presidential powers and such.
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