On Eve Of CPAC, Conservative Leaders Unite Around Principles And Objectives: The Mount Vernon Statement

A media alert sent to me via email:

BOZELL JOINS 80+ CONSERVATIVE LEADERS IN SIGNING “THE MOUNT VERNON STATEMENT” TO DEFINE CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES, BELIEFS AND VALUES

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today Media Research Center President Brent Bozell joins more than 80 conservative leaders representing tens of millions of conservative activists to unveil and sign “The Mount Vernon Statement” – a document created to define the conservative movement’s principles and objectives by publicly documenting them on the eve of the nation’s largest conservative conference, CPAC.

The proceedings, led by former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese, will set a clear vision for Americans and lay out the need for Constitutional Conservatism in light of the changes that have taken place under the Obama administration.   The ceremony will be held at the Collingwood Estate, part of the original land that was the home of President George Washington.  Brent Bozell released the following statement regarding today’s events:

“If there is a silver lining to the policies the Obama administration has tried to shove down the throats of Americans, it’s that more and more of them don’t want any part of it.

“Conservatives are in an excellent position to make the case for Constitutional Conservatism. It’s only taken one year for Americans to see that nothing good comes from Big Government and radically liberal policies, especially at a time when our nation needs economic growth and family values.

“The Mount Vernon Statement solidifies the conservative movement as vibrant and energized, ready to lead America into a renewed era of liberty and self government. Conservatives must reinstitute the great principles that defined us by our nation’s founders.  Conservatives must work to fight the radical agenda that threatens our jobs, our security, our values and our security.  And conservatives must do it together.”

The signing ceremony will be held Wednesday at Mount Vernon.

More information can be found here: http://www.themountvernonstatement.com/

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Some links for the One Year anniversary of the Stimulus bill:


Outside the Beltway: 6% Believe Stimulus Created Jobs

USA Today: Stimulus funds going to slashed programs

More than $3.5 billion in economic stimulus funds are going to programs that President Obama wants to eliminate or trim in his new budget.

The president’s budget released this month recommends getting rid of Army Corps of Engineers’ drinking-water projects, which got $200 million in stimulus funds, and a U.S. Department of Agriculture flood-prevention program, which received $290 million from the stimulus, a USA TODAY review of stimulus spending reports show.

Pence: “One Year Later One Thing Is Clear: The Stimulus Bill has Failed”

Stimulus Timeline: http://republicanwhip.house.gov/floor/A%20Stimulus%20Timeline.pdf

Michelle Malkin: Anniversary of a porkulus protest: The roots of the Tea Party movement and Un-happy Pork-iversary


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Catholic Bishops Jump On Global Warming Bandwagon Just As Wheels Are Falling Off the Hoax

This is so sad. We all want to be good stewards of the earth. We all believe in conservation, clean air and water, but this latest push by the Bishops  seems to take as gospel the decidedly not settled science of man made global warming.

In its latest Public Policy Insights newsletter, emailed to subscribers on Feb. 12, the“As the Lenten season arrives, the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change has provided Catholics, schools and organizations with more tools and resources for its annual Catholic Climate Covenant,” says the newsletter. “The Coalition was formed three and a half years ago to help implement the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) 2001 initiative ‘Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence and the Common Good.’ Launched last year, the Covenant revolves around the St. Francis Pledge, which correlates five key actions — pray, learn, assess, act and advocate — to the issues of the environment and poverty.”

According to the newsletter, “the Archdiocese of Washington’s Environmental Outreach Committee has created a particularly useful new tool: a calendar that lists 40 carbon-fasting measures individuals can take to reduce their carbon footprint.” The newsletter provides a link to the full calendar. is recommending a new way to observe Lent, which begins tomorrow. The newsletter is produced by the California Catholic Conference, the lobbying arm of the state’s bishops.

“As the Lenten season arrives, the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change has provided Catholics, schools and organizations with more tools and resources for its annual Catholic Climate Covenant,” says the newsletter. “The Coalition was formed three and a half years ago to help implement the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) 2001 initiative ‘Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence and the Common Good.’ Launched last year, the Covenant revolves around the St. Francis Pledge, which correlates five key actions — pray, learn, assess, act and advocate — to the issues of the environment and poverty.”

According to the newsletter, “the Archdiocese of Washington’s Environmental Outreach Committee has created a particularly useful new tool: a calendar that lists 40 carbon-fasting measures individuals can take to reduce their carbon footprint.” The newsletter provides a link to the full calendar.

You can view the whole calendar, here. (Well, hm. It seems to have been removed. Good thing I saved it).



March 1st, they’re suggesting that Catholics call their leaders and ask them to take action on climate change, today! Speak out! March 17th: Buy “Renewable Energy credits”?

Really, Bishops?

Really?!

You want the faithful lobbying Congress for an economy crushing Cap and Tax bill?

Who wrote this, Obama’s Science Czar, John Holdren?

March 19th asks us to learn something new about climate change… That’s what a lot of us have been doing. As evidenced by the responses at The California Catholic Daily:

Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2010 6:09 AM By Canisius
Ah the rotting fruit of Vatican II

Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:01 AM By Eric
Is Al Gore part of the CCC? Show reverence for the Earth? The only thing missing is the CCC refering to this planet as Holy Mother Earth. Care for our environment yes-become a tree hugging, bunny loving liberal-no way. It seems some in the Church have bought the man made global warming lie and have chosen Lent to spread the lie under the pretext of a Lenten sacrifice.

Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:03 AM By Robert L
How absurd for any Catholic orginization to be worried about carbon footprint – which is absurd in itself – no wonder our Church is in such a sorry state. With leadership like this there won’t be any followers.

Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2010 7:35 AM By Roberta G
I shudder to think that Christ’s apostles squander their authority on stuff and nonsense. To try to reduce one’s carbon footprint implies a belief in man-made global warming, more discredited every day, and confuses as to what is faith and what opinion of the moment. To reduce pollution is another matter: Clean air, water and food are obviously true human goods. Dear Bishops, please get with it. You look foolish when you slavishly follow the world….especially the world that’s so “last month.” Please, please, dear Bishops, look at what everyone else is talking about….the great Climate-Gate U-Turn as reported in the UK Daily Mail on Feb.15.

None of the responses I read were supportive of this embarrassing effort. What a shame. They don’t realize that these overwrought green policies are like  religious observances to the Gaia worshipers they’re emulating.

Environmental extremists should never be considered  the allies of the Catholic Church, because as Dr Zero noted in a very poignant piece in The Greenroom, their policies have left a horrendous death toll on the populations of the world, most notably in the banning of DDT:

Those who were initiated into the higher mysteries of environmentalism saw the reduction of the human population as a benefit, although they’re generally more circumspect about saying so in public these days. As quoted by Walter Williams, the founder of the Malthusian Club of Rome, Alexander King, wrote in 1990: “My own doubts came when DDT was introduced. In Gauyana, within two years, it had almost eliminated malaria. So my chief quarrel with DDT, in hindsight, is that it has greatly added to the population problem.” Another charming quote comes from Dr. Charles Wurster, a leading opponent of DDT, who said of malaria deaths: “People are the cause of all the problems. We have too many of them. We need to get rid of some of them, and this is as good a way as any.”

Like the high priests of global warming, Rachel Carson knew what she was doing. She claimed DDT would actually destroy all life on Earth if its use continued – the “silent spring” of the title is a literal description of the apocalypse she forecast. She misused a quote from Albert Schweitzer about atomic warfare, implying the late doctor agreed with her crusade against pesticide by dedicating her book to him… when, in fact, Schweitzer viewed DDT as a “ray of hope” against disease-carrying insects. Some of the scientists attempting to debunk her hysteria went so far as to eat chunks of DDT to prove it was harmless, but she and her allies simply ignored them, making these skeptics the forerunners of today’s “global warming deniers” – absolutely correct and utterly vilified. William Ruckleshaus disregarded nine thousand pages of testimony when he imposed the DDT ban. Then as now, the science was settled… beneath a mass of politics and ideology.

60 million lives claimed by mosquito-borne malaria in Africa as a result of the ungodly politics and ideology of environmental extremists.

Happy Ash Wednesday.

Via Pewsitter.com

Hat tip: Cal Catholic

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Since Dr. Zero mentioned the founder of the Malthusian Club of Rome, who wrote: “My own doubts came when DDT was introduced.DDT was introduced. In Gauyana, within two years, it had almost eliminated malaria. So my chief quarrel with DDT, in hindsight, is that it has greatly added to the population problem”, I would be remiss if I didn’t remind readers of  this previous post:

The Club Of Rome: A Major Force Behind Global Warming Alarmism And its Push For A New World Order

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Zombie notices a sure sign that Climate change alarmism is on its last legs:

Fancy carbon footwork: How Climate-Change Dance Theory spells the end of a movement

My thesis is that once any movement begins to engage in hollow, ridiculous and futile gestures (such as “dancing for” anything), it’s an indicator that the movement has run out of steam and will soon go extinct. It is therefore with great interest that I’ve been noticing not just the strange new outbreak and continuous barrage of climate change dances but more significantly an upcoming lecture being given at U.C. Berkeley entitled Mitigating Global Warming Through Art — Exploring the Importance of Music for the Change of Lifestyles.

We should invite them to Mass… these new-age moonbats would be received as reverent liturgical dancers by some of our church leaders, these days.

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Gary Thompson at The American Thinker:

The AGW Smoking Gun

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