We need a revolution if we are to survive as a people and as a nation. While the changes in federal policy needed to undo the damage of leftism are high-profile presidential election issues, the real revolution needs to come at a different level of government and with a different purpose.
What we are fighting, really, is fifty years of leftist indoctrination from education, information, and entertainment. Until we fight back and win the battles at this level, we will continue with the drearily familiar mind control of the left over our lives.
We can win that battle, and we can begin the fight today – right now, if we want – through state governments. Republican muscle in state governments is overwhelming. Only eight states have Democrats controlling state government completely, while Republicans control a whopping twenty-three with 47% of the American population. These governments control education, run public television and radio, and fund research projects through university systems.
What conservative politicians – or any politicians who wishes voters to think he is conservative – ought to do right now is begin to fight at the state government level against the control by the left of public schools, colleges, and television, as well as state-sponsored research.
Here is one example. Oklahoma is a very conservative state, completely controlled by Republicans. The energy industry faces dramatic economic losses because of the acceptance as “settled science” of the left’s global warming theory. The Oklahoma School of Meteorology is the largest and best meteorology school in America and part of state government. What if the Oklahoma Legislature appropriated $50 million to that school to research flaws in the theory of man-made global warming?
The research topic relates to vital economic and governmental issues, and it is part of science to challenge orthodoxy and critique methods and data. It is hard to imagine any intellectually serious objection to a critical examination of prevailing scientific orthodoxies. (Indeed, if no serious criticism is allowed, then why are taxpayers funding research in this area?)
There are other conservative states like Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, and Mississippi located in vital glacial areas or on lowland gulf regions. Their universities could conduct their own research projects to critically examine all aspects of the theory and advocacy of man-made global warming.
What if research studies from several respected colleges (or research centers created by states to study global warming) determined that man-made global warming is not “settled science,” that there is a pernicious groupthink in academia about global warming, that data has been altered, and that there may be global cooling or global warming uncaused by man? The impact would be felt around the world.
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