Monday, January 07, 2008

Polluter lobby attacks Clean Air Watch

The polluter lobby is rising in defense of the hypocritical head of the EPA:

http://blog.nam.org/archives/2008/01/religious_bigot.php

This crowd has been working hard to influence the next big decision due from EPA: national health standards for ozone, or smog.

1 comment:

L.L. Norton said...

Once upon a time in a country called the United States of America, before President George W. Bush, there used to be something called the separation of church and state. (The USA was trying to be different than places such as England, which had its own state church so a king could get a divorce.)

In fact, the Supreme Court (in 1947) ruled that "No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever from they may adopt to teach or practice religion. Neither a state nor the Federal Government can, openly or secretly, participate in the affairs of any religious organizations or groups and vice versa. In the words of Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect 'a wall of separation between Church and State'."

So why are we taxpayers underwriting the use of federal buildings for Bible study groups. Do you have any idea what the heating bill is these days? Isn't the federal deficit big enough?

Speaking of which, the National Association of Manufacturers' writer appears to have a literacy deficit: I believe the author of the tom paine piece wasn't criticizing the corrupt EPA head for practicing religion; rather, he was pointing out that the EPA guy was acting contrary to appropriate religious practice. Remember "Thou Shalt Not Lie?"