William Jefferson Clinton Memorial Library
We'd like to welcome you to the
Clinton Library -- dedicated to preserving the true
legacy of the 42nd President of the United States.
Few people would argue this laudable challenge. The problems don't arise from this shared goal, but from the methods used by liberals to accomplish the goal and the true agenda behind the rhetoric. Clinton sees "big government" as being the protector of the environment and desires to give Washington bureaucrats control over not only public land but private property as well.
Democrats claim President Clinton kept our water clean by
introducing Safe Drinking Water reforms that require testing for and
eliminating dangerous contaminants. He kept our air clean and our children
healthy by not allowing lobbyists to write their own loopholes that would
weaken environmental laws.
The President stood firm in balancing the budget without compromising environmental protections and the health of our children. Keep in mind that Clinton considers babies as an environmental problem and abortion as "health care."
Democrats lauded Vice President Gore's efforts as "reinventing" environmental regulations, cutting red tape, and making programs work better and cost less. In reality - raising taxes.
Democrats defended Clinton's environmental policies saying protecting the environment will help expand the economy and create more jobs. Yeah ... more bureaucrats and more money spent to bring into compliance of wasteful regulations and to defend against intrusive government.
President Clinton signed executive orders to increase recycling and cut waste in federal buildings. Sounds good, huh? Wait until you see how they do it!
The Clinton Administration challenged businesses and communities to take more initiative in protecting the environment, and made it easier for them to do so. It was called "unfunded mandates." The federal government decides in Washington what's best for individual states and requires the states to figure out how to pay for it.
The Results of Clinton's Environmental Policies
Despite all their fear-mongering about the environment, the
Clinton administration didn't care a whit about "saving the planet." They
didn't really believe there was any impending environmental holocaust. There
were only two reasons these notions were promoted: political expediency and
personal empowerment. It simply boils down to this: Here's another way to panic people into ceding their own
personal freedom and wealth and to allow the left to grab even more power and
control over the lives of individuals.
Gore called for the "rescue of the environment" to be
"the central organizing principle for civilization." He writes in his
book, "We are close to a time when all of humankind will envision a global
agenda that encompasses a kind of Global Marshall Plan, if you will, to address
the causes of poverty and suffering and environmental destruction all over the
earth." Gore wants a vast array of new laws and
expanded bureaucracies to preserve the earth's ecological
Our cultural problem is separation from God, not from nature. While God told us to care for the earth, He warned us against pagan religions. Contrary to the revived myths now flooding the Western world, nature-worship brings violence and destruction, not peace and harmony to the land. Read Deuteronomy 8, 9, 18, and 28.
The environmentalists humanistic solutions and the homage they pay to "Nature" are attempts to escape accountability to the personal God who created them. In the place of God's moral absolutes one can then boast of the "tolerance" which Gorbachev says is the cornerstone of the new world order. If we are not accountable to a personal God, but to "Nature," which knows no morals, then we can broad-mindedly condone homosexuality, abortion, and all manner of immorality while at the same time priding ourselves that we are acting "responsibly toward the environment."