Thursday, May 21, 2015

"Denial Of Climate Change Is Dereliction Of Duty"

On Sunday, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremony, the commencement speaker told the young Chief Warrant Officers that climate change is currently the greatest threat to our national security and that if they deny that fact they are derelict in their duties. That speaker also said that climate change is also responsible for the rise in power of the terrorist group Boko Haram.

"Climate change will impact every country on the planet. No nation is immune. So I’m here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security. And make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country. And so we need to act — and we need to act now.

After all, isn’t that the true hallmark of leadership? When you’re on deck, standing your watch, you stay vigilant. You plan for every contingency. And if you see storm clouds gathering, or dangerous shoals ahead, you don’t sit back and do nothing. You take action — to protect your ship, to keep your crew safe. Anything less is negligence. It is a dereliction of duty. And so, too, with climate change. Denying it, or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security. It undermines the readiness of our forces."

That same speaker also said this.

“Understand, climate change did not cause the conflicts we see around the world, yet what we also know is that severe drought helped to create the instability in Nigeria that was exploited by the terrorist group Boko Haram,”

That speaker was none other than the President of the United States, Barack H. Obama.

Imagine a Republican President telling our military members "If you think for yourselves, if you don't believe exactly as I command you to believe, you are derelict in your duties." The liberal media would be all over it. Imagine a Republican President lying about factual global information(the polar ice caps have grown to record size since 2012). The media would be denouncing that President as dishonest, telling the nation and the world that he lies. Yet President Obama blatantly lies to a stadium full of graduating cadets and the main stream media says nothing.

I guess, when it gets really hot this summer here in Texas, I could go on a killing spree and kidnap a couple hundred young girls to sell as sex slaves and blame it on climate change. After all - President Obama said that's what fuels Boko Haram. If it's a good enough reason for terrorists to kidnap and murder shouldn't someone here be able to use it as an excuse?

In other news, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, has approved the placement of a memorial plaque for Michael Brown in the city sidewalk near where he was killed. 

I have no problem if Brown's friends and family want to dedicate a plaque to his memory. I really don't. They want to remember him as they saw him - whether or not their view of him is distorted by emotion. But for the City of Ferguson to memorialize and immortalize a man who was a criminal and who attempted to kill one of their police officers, on city property, is a disgrace. It dishonors the faithful service of Officer Darren Wilson to the people of Ferguson and dishonors the honest, hardworking people who live there.

The good people of Ferguson should tell the city council and the mayor that is not the way they want their city to be remembered - for a two-bit thug who tried to kill a police officer. I can't believe the city would do something like this which, in all honesty, makes them look like fools. But I guess there is no accounting for the logic and judgement of some people.

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