During the vice presidential debate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., described herself as a "woman of faith." This came as news to many viewers — ourselves included.
It also generated plenty of questions, mainly of the "what faith?" variety.
If you listened closely to her debate answers her faith was soon obvious. Harris worships the weather and is eager to force the entire nation to join her in appeasing the great and terrible god of global warming.
Just as Christianity has bedrock beliefs — Jesus was the son of God, he died for our sins and he was resurrected from the dead — weather worship does, too.
Followers of the "Church of Climate" believe man in the form of the United States is responsible for damaging the weather, nuclear power is always bad, fossil fuels are worse than nuclear power, and international weather agreements are holy writ.
When the biased moderator turned to the question of global warming, services were suddenly in session and Harris demonstrated her zeal.
She criticized Mike Pence and President Trump for withdrawing from the Paris Agreement (on climate).
And Harris pledged to bring California’s power outages and incredibly high electricity costs to the rest of the USA when she said the Biden/Harris administration will make the country "carbon neutral" by 2035.
The Wall Street Journal points out the Biden/Harris geographic — based opposition to fracking (against a ban inside Pennsylvania, where they need the votes, for a ban in states where fracking isn’t a vote motivator) and continued support of the Paris Accord is dogma-based instead of being reality — based.
Trump withdrew from the Paris agreement because the nation that needs to do the most to reduce its carbon footprint is China and China will not follow any international agreement that will limit its economic growth.
What’s more, market forces and not an international bureaucratic wish list have already cut U.S. carbon emissions more than the agreement required.
The WSJ explained, "President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord and eased the Obama-Biden Administration’s economically destructive climate regulations, and the U.S. is still leading the world in CO2 reductions."
During the Trump presidency, the "climate deniers" in the administration built an economy the International Energy Agency reports, "saw the largest decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 on a country basis . . . U.S. emissions are now down almost 1 Gt [gigatonne] from their peak in the year 2000, the largest absolute decline by any country over that period."
And what fueled the decline? Natural gas — a fossil fuel — produced by the fracking Harris and Biden oppose.
Harris, in the grips of Weather Worship, accused Pence of lying about progress the administration has made. She was either blinded by dogma or lying herself.
As the WSJ points out, "a new Energy Information Administration report that shows how fracking and competitive energy markets have done more to reduce CO2 emissions over the last decade than government regulation and renewable subsidies. Vice President Mike Pence made this point on Wednesday night, and he’s right."
A "carbon neutral" energy policy dependent on the wind and the sun for power is fine if your idea of living is returning to the pre–modern era where people rose at sunrise and went to bed at sunset.
For the rest of us, we’ll rely on a competitive marketplace to continue energy innovation that supports living in a modern world.
Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read Michael Reagan's Reports — More Here.
Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)". Read Michael Shannon's Reports — More Here."