Radical Environmentalism Losing Support

By Tom DeWeese

June 18, 2004

In another sign that Americans are slowly regaining their senses, a new Gallup Poll shows that the environment is no longer the top concern among Americans. In fact the issue has sunk to number ten, with affordable health care the number one national concern.

Only four years ago, during the height of the global warming scare, the environment was the number one concern. But apparently Americans are beginning to see through the Chicken Little scare mongering perpetrated by power-hungry elitists who are using the environment as an excuse to enforce their Sustainabilist agenda on the nation.

One can only swallow the scare tactics for a while before it gets noticed that nothing is really happening. Four years ago the Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy were able to convince a lot of people that the temperature was rising and the Polar Ice Cap was melting. Today, there is absolutely no sign of man-made Global Warming and people are turning their attention to real problems.

As their banshee-like screams continue to wail, perhaps in another four years Americans will come to realize even more that environmentalists arethe greatest plague ever perpetrated on the community of man. Someday in the near future the entire Sustainable Development scam will be exposed and Constitutional rule will once again be the law of the land. The public stocks of old would be appropriate punishment for their witch hunts. But ignoring them completely would be the greatest comeuppance.

Americans are beginning to figure it out – they just need a little more time and a little more information.

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is President of the American Policy Center and National Grassroots Coordinator for CFACT (Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow) working to help local activists organize into Freedom Pods (www.CFACT.org). He is also the author of three books, including Now Tell Me I Was Wrong, ERASE, and Sustainable: the WAR on Free Enterprise, Private Property, and Individuals.