I've come to a crossroads in my political beliefs. I've long been an advocate of environmental protection, and I feel strongly about the need to reduce carbon emissions. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that environmental policies are being used as tools for controlling the people. When faced with choosing between personal freedom and "Mother Earth," I choose personal freedom.
Perhaps I'm imagining things, but I recall hearing multiple scientific reports that concluded we had already lost the fight against global warming. If indeed we have lost that fight, isn't the passage of mandatory emissions-reduction legislation a futile exercise?
Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of industrialization and modern society. Still, I am an individual who values his rights every bit as much as he values the environment.