Commentary
The Obama Administration has begun reviving efforts to have the United States sign onto a United Nations children's rights treaty known as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which if ratified by the Senate would curtail the ability of parents to raise their children properly and would, in turn, break apart the tradtional Judeo-Christian structure of the American family.
Tim Flannery, the head of Australia's Climate Change Commission, admits that draconian cuts in industry and energy would not have a measurable effect on global temperatures for “over 1000 years.”
The major mainstream media and a small group of pseudo-scientific fright peddlers continue to ignore the claims of real scientists and their compelling evidence that global warming is a naturally occurring phenomenon, and has little to do with mankind's activities.
Ever since the failure of the global warming conference in Copenhagen in 2009, in the aftermath of 'Climategate' many pundits have written of the demise of the global warming crusade, but the movement is not over yet.
Do not be duped by terms such as "green," "clean energy," or "sustainable development." Not only do these regulatory initiatives come short of producing the same prosperity and quality energy efficiency provided by the free-market they also fail to terminate our nation's dependency of foreign oil.
As ethanol subsidies were set to expire at the end of 2010, the Competitive Enterprise Institute began encouraging politicians to allow the subsidies to expire, even as lobbyists and environmentalists continued to push for renewed expensive and unproductive ethanol subsidies and mandates.
In an interview with The New American magazine, Art Crino, P.E., a retired licensed electrical engineer and expert in power-generation technology, sat down with The New American's Rebecca Terrell to discuss the benefits of nuclear energy and how it can be used to achieve the goal of energy independence for the United States.
Angry that his children's private school closed because most parents couldn't justify paying the government for public school and then paying again to send their children to private school, libertarian activist and attorney James Ostrowski responded to the closure by publishing a book Government Schools Are Bad for Your Kids: What You Need to Know, in which he gives the history of public education in America and the negative side-effects of such schooling.
In 1955, the most significant book about American education, Why Johnny Can't Read, by Rudolf Flesch, was published and caused quite a stir, rankling the entire education establishment. Now under the auspices of the federal government's Department of Education, education is no more better then it was back in 1955 — in fact it has worsened with students garnering lower test scores and the dumbing down of the curriculum, distorting truth and omitting key history.
In the following interview with Art Thompson, CEO of The John Birch Society, he offers and lays out The John Birch Society’s policies and positions on an array of issues that affect the national economy.
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