In case you haven’t noticed, liberals are done playing around when it comes to climate change. Led by President Obama, they are quickly turning it into one of the top priorities of the Democratic Party. Why? Because the aims of this environmental effort just happen to dovetail perfectly with the ultimate goals of their socialist agenda: Combating climate change means gutting the economy, expanding the reach of the federal government, and re-imagining America as the biggest threat to a perfect world.
As we have learned, liberals only have so much patience. They’re content to rely on propaganda and gradual social change for a little while, but they inevitably go crazy when the progress stalls. The warnings get louder. The predictions get more extreme. Opponents are not merely wrong; they are evil. And finally, when they can wait no longer, they simply codify their beliefs into law, democracy be damned.
This week, Federal District Court Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin ruled that a group of 21 plaintiffs – most of them teenagers – may proceed with a lawsuit against the federal government. Led by environmental nonprofit Our Children’s Trust, the lawsuit claims that the U.S. government has been negligent in taking action against carbon emissions.
“If the allegations in the complaint are to be believed,” wrote the judge, “the failure to regulate the emissions has resulted in a danger of constitutional proportions to the public health.”
The lawsuit is predicated on holding the government responsible for the public trust, meaning it should do everything possible to protect natural resources. The plaintiffs allege that the government knew 50 years ago what fossil fuels were doing to the environment, yet they failed to do anything about it. The lawsuit claims that this failure was a violation of the Fifth Amendment rights of the plaintiffs, depriving them of equal protection under the law.
“This will be the trial of the century that will determine if we have a right to a livable future, or if corporate power will continue to deny our rights for the sake of their own wealth,” said lead plaintiff Kelsey Juliana, drawing on 19 years of worldly wisdom.
These kids may be suing a government currently led by a climate hoaxer, but make no mistake about it: They are doing Obama’s bidding. If they go on to win, the federal government will have no choice but to put harsh regulations on fossil fuels; those regulations could easily spell the end for our economy. Socialism, here we come.