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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:01 PM
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Nature: A Real Moral Value /

Nature: A Real Moral Value
By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., AlterNet.


It's worth noting that President Bush largely avoided mentioning his environmental record during the campaign because it made him more vulnerable in the eyes of most voters. All the more reason then to be wary of his administration claiming a false mandate to continue pursuing its hostile environmental agenda.

Consider the words of EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt, who told reporters a few days after Bush's re-election that the administration's agenda has been "validated and empowered" by the voters.

A mandate on the environment? Nothing could be further from the truth.

When people were given the opportunity to vote on a purely environmental issue, as they did this year in ballot initiatives around the country, they almost always voted overwhelmingly in favor of protecting the environment.


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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:04 PM
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1. You tell 'em Bobby!
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 02:04 PM by tk2kewl
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