New York Times columnist Paul Krugman seems ready to form a lynch mob for opponents of Waxman-Markey.
Krugman wrote today that,
And as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn’t help thinking that I was watching a form of treason — treason against the planet.
… To fully appreciate the irresponsibility and immorality of climate-change denial, you need to know about the grim turn taken by the latest climate research.
The fact is that the planet is changing faster than even pessimists expected: ice caps are shrinking, arid zones spreading, at a terrifying rate. And according to a number of recent studies, catastrophe — a rise in temperature so large as to be almost unthinkable — can no longer be considered a mere possibility. It is, instead, the most likely outcome if we continue along our present course…
Blah… blah…. blah… as Patrick Henry told the Virginia House of Burgesses on May 30, 1765:
“Caesar had his Brutus; Charles the First his Cromwell; and George the Third may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it!”
The American Revolution was started by British policies more justified and less oppressive than Waxman-Markey.