Posted by: Barry Bickmore | October 21, 2010

The Tea Party on Climate Change

If you want solid reasoning about climate change, and you want to Restore Honor to America in the bargain, you need look no further than the Most Significant Political Movement of Our Time–the Tea Party.  That’s right.  All this time people have been trying to think of ways to solve problems like climate change, when in reality such problems cannot exist.  It’s all elementary reasoning, which can be summarized in simple syllogisms like the following.

If the free market can solve all our problems, after all, how can there possibly be a problem the free market can’t solve?

It’s a no brainer, really. 

This brilliant new approach to public policy was vividly portrayed in a recent New York Times article (“Climate Change Doubt is Tea Party Article of Faith,” Oct. 20, 2010.)  Here are some of my favorite passages, with commentary.

“Carbon regulation, cap and trade, it’s all just a money-control avenue,” Ms. Khuri added. “Some people say I’m extreme, but they said the John Birch Society was extreme, too.”

Well, “they” sure turned out to be wrong on that one!  Somebody let me know how the Birch Society’s plan to get rid of the Federal Reserve goes.

Lisa Deaton, a small-business owner in Columbus, Ind., who started We the People Indiana, a Tea Party affiliate, is supporting Mr. Young in part because of his stand against climate change legislation.

“They’re trying to use global warming against the people,” Ms. Deaton said. “It takes way our liberty.”

“Being a strong Christian,” she added, “I cannot help but believe the Lord placed a lot of minerals in our country and it’s not there to destroy us.”

This is sound logic.  I mean, some of those minerals are used as ores of Uranium, which in turn is used to make nuclear weapons.  And of course, it has long been proven that nuclear weapons are not harmful.  Just ask the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, which both denies humans cause global warming and sells a book on how to survive a nuclear war.

“It’s a flat-out lie,” Mr. Dennison said in an interview after the debate, adding that he had based his view on the preaching of Rush Limbaugh and the teaching of Scripture. “I read my Bible,” Mr. Dennison said. “He made this earth for us to utilize.”

That’s true, as well.  And what’s more, we should “utilize” as much as we possibly can!!!  We can call it “utilizing for the Glory of God,” which is obviously not the same thing as the “greed” and “covetousness” about which the Bible takes such a hard line.  Those passages were obviously aimed at would-be New World Order oligarchs who covet our God-given freedoms.

And if the Bible also talks about apocalyptic natural disasters brought on by human wickedness, well, most of that is in the Revelation of St. John, and that’s all the way in the back.



  1. The worst part of this is that I was laughing while I read it and now I think I should be crying.

  2. The Tea-Party seems to have harnessed a heady mix of anger; nostalgia for a past that never really existed; scientific illiteracy; and politics.

  3. […] the original here: The Tea Party on Climate Change « Anti-Climate Change Extremism in … This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged america, bargain, climate-change, columbus, […]

  4. […] As a Republican who is inclined to side with 97-98% of climate scientists against the remaining 2-3% and the hordes of conspiracy theorists who egg them on, I was gratified to see Rep. Bob Inglis (R-South Carolina) rip into his Republican colleagues for their anti-science position on climate change.  Check out the story and the video at Climate Progress.  Wouldn’t you know it?  Inglis lost in the primary to a Tea Party candidate.  Read more about the Official Tea Party Dogma On Climate Change here. […]

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