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Why Climate Change Will Make You Love Big Government

Strong governments, really?

Regardless the merits of global warming scientific competence, the idea that strong central governments are wise, efficient and effective managers of anything is just a bit odd. Is the author so in need of control and alignment with his way of thinking that a strong government should come down on any and all who disagree? Voting for a democratic dictatorship (one man, one vote, one time) seems to be more of a Taliban conception (that didn't work very well for the Afghans), and I don't think it would work well here in America. Strong government is the culprit of American malaise and mediocrity, not a pathway to greatness.

Tom Lewellen

Scottsdale, AZ

Feb 2 2012 - 11:16am