Injustice in the Name of Good, California Pollution

“All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.” – Noah Webster

Just a few quick thoughts tonight. I caught an article earlier today about massive “miscalculation” of air pollution in California. These incorrect numbers were then used to enact strict pollution controls. The article can be found here.

Hey, mistakes happen, right? Or perhaps, just perhaps, somebody fudged the data because they needed a “win” in order to get their agenda passed. (Forgive me if I sound like a conspiracy theorist.)

Wait for the next shoe to drop in the narrative. Back in the 2004 presidential election, Dan Rather and CBS ran a story about a poor military service record in president Bush’s reservist history. The evidence? Fraudulent documents (proven so rather quickly). Rather stuck to his guns though, claiming that the documents were “fake but accurate.”

Allow me to translate that last one. “Yes, we ginned up the actual evidence, but that doesn’t mean that the story is wrong and we had to do something in order to bring the truth to light – even if there was no evidence.” This is religious zealotry if I’ve ever seen it.

So, I’m wondering how long it will be before we hear the same canard. Something like “OK, the data was rigged, but that doesn’t mean the environmental legislation wasn’t absolutely necessary to save the planet – we had to do something.” Hmmm. Next time you have to do something, try telling the truth.

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