Excerpt from SOVEREIGN MAN.
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that effectively kicks the scientists out of the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board, and makes room for industry insiders. Conflict of interest? YES!
By themselves, companies would never be able to set policy. But when you put them in bed with government, they can do so at the point of a gun.
This would be the same thing as commercial banks like Citi or JP Morgan getting to choose the representatives that set monetary policy at the Federal Reserve.
Oh wait, they’re already doing that!
Or it would be like the Department of Homeland Security buying completely useless body scanners from a company linked to the former head of DHS.
Oh wait, they already did that too!
Or it would be like the FDA selecting some of its top executives from big agriculture companies like Monsanto.
Oh wait, they already do that too!
Abraham Lincoln famously said that a government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. The system we have today is none of those things.
- The EPA is not there to protect the environment
- Homeland Security is not there to secure the homeland
- The FDA is not there for the health and safety of Americans
That’s what passes as a free society today.
And it’s the biggest threat to our liberty, the biggest threat to our livelihood, and the biggest threat to future generations that won’t even be born for decades. (Simon Black).
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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