By Jon Dougherty
Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris is a fervent believer in human-caused “climate change” — so much so that she would use the power of the federal government toÂ force you to adopt certainÂ behaviors and lifestyles, no matter what impact such measures would have on your income or liberties.
“It is a fact that we can change human behaviors without much change to our lifestyle and we can save the future generations of our country and this world,” Harris said in a video first published byÂ The Hill.
She’s fibbing. There is no way we can realize the extreme climate policy objectives without radically changing our lifestyle — and our national economy.
How do we know? Because Harris, California Democrat, has also thrown her support behind Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal,” which some have estimated would cost nearly $94Â trillionÂ and which would eliminate most current energy sources and forms of transportation.
And let’s not fool ourselves. Democrats are authoritarians; they would force all of us to live under certain rules and restrictions in order to realize their radical climate policy objectives.
“There has been a failure to do that because this administration and the people who are part of it are in the pockets of big oil and are denying what we know is a reality around greenhouse gas emissions and what we need to do to curb those, what we need to do to focus on the fact that water is a precious resource,” Harris said, citing the climate change theories that warn of dire destruction based on climate models that fail to predict the future,Â PJ Media reported.
“We can be smarter about a policy that also is about creating jobs to invest in renewable energy. Some good work is happening in this state,” she added.
“Solar, wind turbine, all of that. We need a new president,” Harris concluded.
Yes, the government “can change human behaviors.” Programs like the Green New DealÂ canÂ push AmericaÂ back into the Stone Age. That doesn’t mean such proposalsÂ shouldÂ be done. Only a tyrant thinks drastic solutions to unclear problems that would result in an expansion of poverty should be pushed down the throats of an unwilling populace in the name of “changing human behaviors.”
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