An interview with the head of the conservative pro-environmental group ConservAmerica.
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ROB SISSON: Get back into the game! Don’t let liberals monopolize the field of environmental stewardship ideas! Rediscover Edmund Burke’s and Russell Kirk’s ethics of intergenerational equity and the inseparability of freedom and responsibility. Show citizens we care about clean air, clean water, and protecting parks and other open spaces. Develop a set of ideas, based on conservative ethics of limited government, support for markets, and a prudent acceptance of facts and risks. Then take the debate to the liberals and convince the voters.
This will take some courage on behalf of Republican and conservative leaders in Congress. A tiny, but very vocal part of the base will never accept that conservation is conservative. And there are very powerful political donors whose wealth and income are dependent upon the continued ability to download the cost of pollution to the public. By the way, President Reagan called this “the destructive trespass of pollution.” Ending this trespass should be a libertarian value as well.
I’ve told more than one member of Congress that he or she can be this generation’s Theodore Roosevelt, remembered and revered a century from now. All it takes is one person.
We all need clean air and clean water, we all cherish the parks and wide-open spaces that forged America’s history, defined our culture as a freedom-loving, enterprising people, and inspire with their exceptional beauty. Conservatives can show America how we can be good stewards of our great nation.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?