Monday, April 23, 2012

Agenda 21, ICLEI, Private Property Rights - #3829 - Executive Order #13547: "The Sleeping Power Grab" - Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts and the Great Lakes - Hot Air (2) Knowing Your Enemy is a Crucial Aspect of a Winning Campaign - Neil Snyder - American Thinker

In July of 2010, President Obama signed executive order 13547 – “Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes.” There wasn’t much hullabaloo about it, since it was just post-BP oil spill and it was ostensibly designed to allow the federal government to better safeguard – er, you know – ecosystems! And, sustainability! And other such politically-soothing environmental buzzwords. The broad policy afforded the feds the authority to zone and regulate the seas and waterways, and all of the activities that take place on them. There is a great deal of commercial economic activity that goes down on our oceans, including energy, fishing, travel, and shipping, and then when you move upriver and inland, there’s mining, timber, recreation, agriculture, manufacturing, and other industries that make use of our nation’s aquatic networks. As with any large, complex endeavor with many relevant players and countless moving parts, the federal bureaucracy’s attempt to “oversee,” a.k.a. regulate and centrally plan, that endeavor usually just gums up the works and retards economic growth........“This one to me could be the sleeping power grab that Americans will wake up to one day and wonder what the heck hit them,” said Rep. Bill Flores (R –Texas). … The ocean policy has already impacted oil and gas development in the Mid and South Atlantic, where more environmental analysis is now required to determine whether new studies must also be conducted to determine its safety, according to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar.  Read more........

Knowing Your Enemy is a Crucial Aspect of a Winning Political Campaign - American Thinker - To win the 2012 presidential election, right-minded people need to understand this crucial fact: you must know your enemy. Sun Tzu, a 6th century B.C. Chinese general, explained it this way in The Art of War: "It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle." A few days ago, I published an article in American Thinker titled "The Democratic Party Is Rotten Through and Through." In it, I made this observation: "The 2012 presidential election is shaping up to be a battle between right and wrong instead of right and left. Democratic Party stalwarts smell victory in the air, but it's not their victory that they smell." Read more.......

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