In last week’s column about Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment and creation, I pointed out some of the ways climate change alarmists have appropriated the pontiff’s language to advance agendas quite different from that of the Catholic Church. (Population control? Seriously?)
Well, the hits just keep on coming. Actor/activist Robert Redford on Sunday cited Pope Francis in his case for doing something — anything — to address the threat of climate change.
“As Pope Francis has told us, we have a moral obligation to be responsible stewards of the earth and all it supports,” Redford wrote, which is true as far as it goes. “That means protecting future generations from the dangers of climate change.” Well, maybe.
So it turns out that "Bush lied!" proved itself a lie.
Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein possessed massive quantities of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) after all. That according to none other than the leftist New York Times.
First, let's address that deranged "Bush lied, people died!" slogan.
Anyone who casts that invective in reference to the 2003 Iraq invasion and the question of WMD demonstrates an unfitness to participate in political discourse. It is uninformed, dishonest or an amalgam thereof.
To "lie" requires deliberate…
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation…[more]
—The Declaration of Independence, In Congress, July 4, 1776
— The Declaration of Independence, In Congress, July 4, 1776