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Texas vs the EPA

Today Texas along with several other industry groups took the first steps to push back against the government by filing petitions in federal court challenging the government’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.  All I have to say is it’s about time.  For me it’s not about carbon dioxide emissions and greenhouse gas, because the science is incomplete on both.  Yes the Supreme Court made a disastrous decision a few years back by ruling that the EPA could regulate greenhouse gas emissions, but I wonder if they would come to the same conclusion in today’s environment with climategate and fudged climate data.  Well maybe it’s time to find out.

You see I have been waiting a long time for states to wake up and start challenging some of these overreaching policies.  I’ve also been waiting for corporations to stand up for capitalism.  I personally question the very Constitutionality of the EPA and wonder why we have sat back for so long and allowed this beast of an agency to regulate our lives away.  Maybe in this high stakes game of poker the President will back down, maybe not.  Either way it forces the debate and that’s what we need in this country.  It’s not about climate change; it’s about the federal government exercising authority over the people that the Constitution does not grant.  Are there risks?  You bet there are risks, because if a lower court rules that states have no standing or worse yet no right to push back it sets precedence.  And we all know where precedence leads, liberty gone.  The good that can come out of this is that this might just start a Constitutional discussion that the left does not want to have.  And for that I believe the President might just back down to avoid such a discussion.

You see it is safer for these radicals not to debate the issue of federalism and the role of government in our lives.  Because the more people hear the talking points from both sides the more they find themselves lining up behind liberty and property rights.  This is an open debate the progressives cannot win.  They know it.  So back to the shadows they slither and cut back door deals that will get them from point “A” too tyranny without any backlash from “We the People.”  So I for one welcome this with open arms.  It’s time to discuss the Republic, federalism, and the Constitution.  It’s time to lay our cards on the table and call out our opponents. 

It’s time to put or shut up!

Liberty forever, freedom for ALL!



Filed under: Carbon, Constitution, EPA, Federalism, Greenhouse gas, Progressives, Texas

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  • Ron Russell February 16, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    Good for Texas—things could certainly be different this time around in the federal court system. And if this should get to the High Court the old ruling could easily fall!

  • John Carey February 16, 2010 at 11:06 PM

    Thanks for the comment Ron.

    Yes I'm on board with this. I would like to see it hit the courts again because the "climate" has definitely changed.

  • Opus #6 February 17, 2010 at 12:44 AM

    So glad Texas is fighting back. I hope this EPA usurpation gets corrected.

  • John Carey February 17, 2010 at 6:08 AM

    Thanks for the comment Opus.

    I am also glad Texas is pushing back. I only wish more states would stand up and challenge these policies.

  • Right Hand Man February 17, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    If we could only get more states to fight for states' rights. I used to hate Texas (because they were next door to Lousiana, everyone from Texas seemed to have a chip on their shoulder, and of course the Dallas Cowboys). I've learned over the past few years that I actually love the state and see why those from the state are so proud. Maybe I should change my citizenship.

  • Matt February 17, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    I would be great if something like this went to court, and AGW could be put on trial. Combine that with the Constitutional arguments, and some more people might wake up.

  • John Carey February 18, 2010 at 5:00 AM

    It would be great Matt. I mean it really would be a win win senario for the states and people. Thanks for the comments Matt