Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says global warming is a fraud and it's being used by liberals as a tool to create a "global government" to control personal liberties.
Speaking to a tea party crowd back in his California district last Thursday, the Republican said, "Just so you know, global warming is a total fraud."
"What you've got is you've got liberals who get elected at the local level want state government to do the work and let them make the decisions," Rohrabacher explained to the Newport Mesa Tea Party group at a town hall meeting captured by a reporter for The Nation and posted on YouTube
"Then, at the state level, they want the federal government to do it. And at the federal government, they want to create global government to control all of our lives. That's what the game plan is," he continued.
"It's step by step by step, more and bigger control over our lives by higher levels of government. And global warming is simply that strategy in spades."
Rohrabacher, a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, brought up his theory on global warming in response to California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer's assertion last week
that the increase in wildfires sweeping through the state and elsewhere in the West could be the result of drier conditions caused by global warming.
The congressman dismissed her claims and challenged her to defend her positions in a debate on the issue.
"The icecaps on Jupiter and Mars are following the same trend line as ours, so does that indicate that it's our human activity that's creating a global change in the climate or does it indicate that there's something that effects Mars and the earth called the sun?" Rohrabacher asked his town hall crowd, which appeared to agree with him.
The congressman then cited President Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address in which he warned against the marriage of government and science.
"So much [government] money has gone into science research projects and they have used it to intimidate people who disagree with their attempt to frighten all of us into changing our lives and giving [up]our freedom to make our choices on transportation and everything else," he said.
"No that has to be done by a government official, who by the way, probably comes from Nigeria because he's a U.N. government official and not a U.S. government official."
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