How many times have you heard those, or similar, words in some Hollywood movie or TV show, while watching the bad guy point a gun or knife at an innocent victim? Well, Libertarian’s believe that for the Federal Government to tax us for anything that is not provided for in the Constitution is armed robbery. “What?” you may ask, how can you call paying taxes armed robbery?
Let me explain, the Constitution describes the basics of our republic, as well as the functions and limited powers thereof. While one of the delineated powers of congress is to “lay and collect taxes”, those are only authorized to pay for the duties and functions described therein. So now we have this bloated Federal Bureaucracy that far exceeds its limited powers, and collects more in taxes than King George demanded which resulted in the war for independence.
You’re probably still wondering though, how I can claim that any of this is armed robbery, right? Okay, stop paying your taxes, and see what happens? Men with guns will come looking for you, to take that which you didn’t voluntarily hand over. So we now have men with guns, coming to take more than they are constitutionally authorized to take from you. Sure sounds like armed robbery to me.
So why am I bringing all of this up? Well, I’ve long known that the Democrats are guilty of a couple of thing that never seem to change, first is an insatiable thirst for our hard-earned money, and second an unshakeable belief in global warming. Recently Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill) combined both into a single statement when he said in a press conference “It’s your money or your life, We are either going to dedicate ourselves to a cleaner, more livable planet and accept the initial investment necessary or we’re going to pay a heavier price in terms of loss of human life, damage and costs associated with it.” [emphasis added] (see the video here)
His comments were in regard to the fact that since 2006, 97 Illinois counties have experienced weather related emergencies, and hybrid cars and your money are the obvious answer. This man is an idiot; could he really believe that driving a hybrid is going to stop tornadoes and summer heat waves? Despite what the Democrats and environmentalists would have you believe, there is no scientific proof, let me repeat that… no, nada, none, zero, zilch – scientific evidence that man is having any noticeable effect on the climate.
Every scientific study put forth by the climate change alarmists has been falsified. Every single one, yet they continue to spew forth the same old worn out arguments and disproved theories as evidence of their silly hypothesis. Next time you hear Al Gore, or one of his ilk tell you that the science is proven, laugh, because any real scientist knows that’s a joke. Almost nothing in science can be proven, the only exceptions are what are known as “Physical Laws of Nature” i.e. the law of gravity, the laws of motion, or the laws of thermodynamics. These are considered by science as “Laws” because they are pretty much set in concrete.
Everything else is a theory or hypothesis, and if even a single experiment disproves it, then it’s thrown out in search of another one to explain the observed phenomena. As I said above, there has not been a single theory set forth to try to “prove” manmade global warming that has stood this test. There is one unalterable truth about it however, and that is that it has nothing to do with the climate, but rather more government control over our lives.
I’m going to leave you with two quotes from Albert Einstein that I admire. First in reference to what I explained above about trying to prove anything scientifically, “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; however a single experiment can prove me wrong.” And my personal favorite, “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former”.