Saturday, December 12, 2009
Newt Gingrich: Has bureaucratic dictatorship arrived?
By Newt Gingrich | Examiner Columnist | December 11, 2009
President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson got rock star treatment at the U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen this week.
The crowd of global environmental elites loved her, and one reason why may be that she continued her administration's unseemly practice of blaming its predecessor for all the world's ills.
But Jackson's biggest applause line was when she said she was "proud" of the EPA's announcement earlier in the week that it would regulate greenhouse gases as dangerous pollutants.
"That is a decision that has been a long time coming," Jackson said.
And it's true, a bureaucratic dictatorship has been a long time coming in America. And with this latest EPA ruling, it may have finally arrived.