Carbon Brown-Shirts Coming Soon

July 9, 2009

Investors Business Daily recently ran an editorial describing the new Carbon Brown-Shirts that are being organized in the UK, and warns America that we are next.

What comes next is the legalized extortion of the American people. Some analysts estimate that this scheme to save us from ourselves could by 2030 cost each American family as much $4,300 a year and destroy 2.5 million jobs. That’s even counting the “green” jobs the bill’s supporters claim it will create.


While the loss of economic liberty is chilling enough, how much more freedom will be lost if Washington follows London’s lead and establishes a cap-and-trade police force?

The United Kingdom’s Carbon Reduction Commitment, which applies to nonenergy-intensive businesses, goes into effect next year. Ahead of that, the government’s Environment Agency is establishing a squad of 50 auditors that will be charged with catching companies that exceed their CO2 emissions limits.

If news reports from Britain are to be believed, this will not be a collegial staff of ordinary green-eyeshade auditors riding desks. This group will be armed with warrants and have the power to search private grounds, snoop through energy bills, carbon-trading records and receipts from suppliers, and seize evidence.

The auditors will be granted the authority to spy on businesses without their knowledge as well as to show up at a company’s doorstep for what is likely to be an intimidating visit if, the London Times reports, the company’s numbers “do not add up.” [READ MORE...]


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2 Responses to Carbon Brown-Shirts Coming Soon

  1. Dr. Jans Pacebags, esq. on July 10, 2009 at 12:56 am

    “God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
    they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty….And what country can preserve its liberties, if it’s rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

    - Thomas Jefferson

  2. Thomas on July 10, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    “These are the times that try men’s souls.

    This short motto has echoed for centuries. It gave strength to American patriots in 1776 as it propelled them to liberty. This motto is alive and just as appropriate today as it was at the beginning of the Revolution.”


Jon David Kahn “American Heart”