Oct 062008

If you live in Colorado, I urge you to attend this Front Range Objectivism Supper Talk with Objectivist historian John Lewis. (Notice that an RSVP is required by the 13th.)

  • Speaker: Dr. John Lewis
  • Talk: A Call to Action: Understanding and Defeating the EPA’s Plan for Environmental Dictatorship
  • Date: Saturday, October 18, 2008
  • Time: 6:00 pm social hour (cash bar); 6:30-6:45 FRO Free Books For Teachers Auction; 7:00 pm dinner; 8:00 pm talk
  • Location: West Woods Golf Club, 6655 Quaker Street in Arvada, Colorado
  • Cost: $55.00 per individual, $30.00 for students
  • RSVP by October 13th to Betty Evans via e-mail ([email protected]) or phone (303.421.7334). Please send your check to FROST c/o Betty Evans, 1140 US Hwy 287 STE 400-283, Broomfield, CO 80020.

About “A Call to Action: Understanding and Defeating the EPA’s Plan for Environmental Dictatorship”

On July 11, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking-the outline of a national plan to regulate the emissions of carbon dioxide, a “pollutant” according to the U.S. Supreme Court. The EPA admits openly that, under this plan, the entire nation is in non-compliance, and will have to be controlled in minute detail by a maze of bureaucratic rules and procedures. The EPA has invited public comment on this plan, to which the speaker has replied with six reasons to reject these proposals categorically.

This talk will consider why non-scientists should reject claims to an imminent global disaster, and why the true disaster facing us is our own self-created political destruction. This is a moral issue, and it is only by affirming a morality proper to man’s life that we can preserve and defend our freedom as sovereign moral beings. To learn more before the talk, go to http://www.classicalideals.com/EPA_Ruination.htm.

About John Lewis

John David Lewis received his PhD in Classics from the University of Cambridge. He is visiting associate professor of political science at Duke University. He has been a senior research scholar in history and classics at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center, and an Anthem Fellow for Objectivist Scholarship. A writer for The Objective Standard, his books are Solon the Thinker: Political Thought in Archaic Athens, and Early Greek Lawgivers.

If you haven’t yet done so, I urge you to speak out on this issue. You can find out how to do so on John Lewis’ web site. Here’s the e-mail that I sent on Sunday:

Dear EPA Administrator —

Re: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0318

I am completely opposed to the rules outlined in this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR).

These rules are incompatible with a free society: they would grossly violate our rights as Americans to life, liberty, and property.

These rules are incompatible with science: carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but a gas vital to life.

These rules are incompatible with prosperity: business and industry will be strangled by them.

Personally, I’m alarmed by the prospect of EPA regulation of the food supply. The government already does enormous harm by promoting demonstrably unhealthy foods — particularly grains, sugars, and modern vegetable oils — while doggedly opposing healthy foods like raw milk. More government regulation would only do more damage to the health and happiness of Americans. It would certainly be very bad news for me.

Please — in the name of American values — reject these rules.


Diana Hsieh
Sedalia, Colorado

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