Sunday, April 14, 2013

This may be the winner!

The following is the most idiotic, self-destructive, profoundly ignorant, knee-jerk belligerent, and contemptuous-of-life bill offered in a state legislature this year - and that's saying something! As you know, there is no shortage of lunatic nutballs in state houses nationwide, just like at the federal level. But in the past few years, the states have clearly been competing with each other, trying to see who can pass the most blatant attacks on the public and on the next generation of Americans who are trying to reach adulthood in this Bizarro-World country.

But trying to outlaw Sustainability - defined as "development in which resource use aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come " - well, that's gotta be the winner so far this year. But don't worry, other states: We still have over eight months to go!  (Hat tip to Peter of Lone Tree).

From Bloomberg:
Kansas's Self-Destruct Button: A Bill to Outlaw Sustainability
By Tom Randall 
Kansas, I love your sense of humor.
It seems like every time the Sunflower State pops up in my news feed, it’s for something like this: House Bill No. 2366, a proposed law that would make it illegal to use “public funds to promote or implement sustainable development.”

Kansas, the place where I spent my formative years skipping school to go fishing in farm ponds, is populated with thoughtful stewards of the nation’s breadbasket. It also has a habit of turning reason on its head. The state famously dropped evolution from its educational curriculum in 1999, along with the age of the Earth and the history of the universe, for good measure.

Now the state’s “Committee on Energy and Environment” is proposing a law that would prohibit spending on anything that won’t set Kansas on a course to self-destruction. House Bill No. 2366 would ban all state and municipal funds for anything related to “sustainable development”..... More here.

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