Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Earth Day: 45 Years of Futility

Posted by M. C. on April 24, 2018

It may be another government failure but it sure feels good. At least there is less chance of dying from an earthday celebration than other government programs. Drug war, poverty war, culture war, terror war.

Earth day won’t kill you but it will help make you a broke(n) serf. Remember earth day when you are pricing that new car you want but can’t afford.

By Gary North

April 22, 2015

I do not know who put up money behind this at the beginning, but I know this: every dime spent on this has been money down the biodegradable rat hole. Earth Day has not produced any significant legislation. There is no connection between the annual celebration and, for example, the ratification of the Kyoto Accords of 1992 and again in 1997. They were never ratified. The treaty finally lapsed in 2012. The United States Senate never ratified it, because no president bothered to submit it for ratification. Any president who wanted to get it through, such as Clinton and Obama, knew they did not have the votes.

Think of this. This is celebrated in 192 countries, and nothing has come of it…

I will skip Earth Day next year, as I have for 45 consecutive years. I will celebrate Tax Freedom Day.

Until the Great Default — Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid — celebrating Tax Freedom Day is as futile as celebrating Earth Day. But, like the collapse of the Soviet Union, the collapse of the federal welfare state is sure. The unfunded liabilities guarantee it. With respect to the federal welfare state, it’s “Mayday! Mayday!”

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