CNSNews.com: Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, one of 20 people running for the Democrat presidential nomination, went to Yosemite Valley on Monday to announce what he calls “the most ambitious climate plan in the history of the United States.”
“Here we are in California that has seen record droughts, record wildfires,” O’Rourke told MSNBC’s “All In” with Chris Hayes.
“In my home state of Texas, record flooding from Hurricane Harvey in 2017, 58 inches of rain. It was the third 500-year flood. We just saw along the Missouri river in Nebraska, in Iowa, in Missouri, record flooding. In fact, the greatest flooding since we’ve been keeping records on the Missouri River.
And this is not caused by God. This is not an act of Mother Nature. This is due to our own emissions, our own excesses and our own inaction in the face of that. And these fires, these floods, these droughts, these storms are just going to get exponentially worse unless we change course now.
So, very happy to announce today the most ambitious plan on climate in this country’s history. Ensuring that by 2050, we get to net zero greenhouse gas emissions and that we are halfway there by 2030, which is just a little bit more than ten years from now.”. . .
“I’m a friend of this planet,” O’Rourke said. “I’m a friend of the environment. And I’m going to be a fierce advocate for this and every future generation in our country.
“So, we’ll do the right thing by the people, not corporations, not oil and gas, not anything else. All that matters at the end of the day are the people of this country.”
It would be uncharacteristic for O’Rourke, a liberal Democrat, to claim that God had anything to do with the disasters. Do you think O’Rourke will change his tune when some of the natural disasters actually look like judgments from God? And what about when the populace demands Sunday laws to get the nation back to God because of the climate “punishment” it’s receiving?
The dignitaries of church and state will unite to bribe, persuade, or compel all classes to honor the Sunday. The lack of divine authority will be supplied by oppressive enactments. Political corruption is destroying love of justice and regard for truth; and even in free America, rulers and legislators, in order to secure public favor, will yield to the popular demand for a law enforcing Sunday observance. Liberty of conscience, which has cost so great a sacrifice, will no longer be respected.” The Great Controversy, page 592.