Seeing as our President is looking to turn us into a European-style soft-socialist state, let us look at the what could be next on the agenda…
“Lord Smith of Finsbury believes that implementing individual carbon allowances for every person will be the most effective way of meeting the targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
It would involve people being issued with a unique number which they would hand over when purchasing products that contribute to their carbon footprint, such as fuel, airline tickets and electricity.
Like with a bank account, a statement would be sent out each month to help people keep track of what they are using.
If their “carbon account” hits zero, they would have to pay to get more credits.”
Now, glossing over the fact that this system, for all of these conveniences, there are a few aspects that would strike me as worrisome. Not only can you track your carbon footprint, so could the government. By extension, they could track your travel, your electrical usage — anything that touches upon electricity, heat, transportation and anything else you imagine that remotely involves CO2. We’re talking alchemy meets tyranny — not only does the state want the power to turn carbon dioxide into gold, they want to be in a position to look over your shoulder ever minute of your life to make sure they get every sou and kopek of that gold.
A government big enough to give you anything you want is big enough to take away everything you have.