An Open Letter to the President

Dear President Obama:

I watched your address to the nation today. The one you made yesterday morning, one day after the House of Representatives passed the 1,500-page Waxman-Markey Cap-and-Trade bill without reading it, and after adding 300 pages just hours before. You looked great, and your charm showed through. You always do, and it always does. In fact, I dare say I’d like you — if it weren’t for your policies.

But I’m sorry, Mr. President. There is “no longer a debate about whether carbon pollution is placing our planet in jeopardy?” It’s happening? Really? Why then, Mr. President, is Mars warming while we’re stuck in a 10-plus year-long cooling trend? I haven’t seen any little green men driving Hummers. The cool photos sent back to Earth from the Red Planet sure haven’t shown any coal plants, or industry, or anything else your people claim to be driving global warming here at home. Could it be, Mr. President, that mankind and whatever pollution we’re emitting has much less to do with climate change than other natural forces? Perhaps we should look at the sun when talking about global temperatures, no?

Here are some other questions I’d really like you and your kind–your “kind” being socialist, globalist progressives hell bent on destroying American exceptionalism any way you can (with climate change being a convenient vehicle for that goal)–to answer before you go and ruin the American economy:

  • Considering that a single volcanic eruption releases several times the amount of carbon dioxide than the entire human race releases in an entire year, how has the world survived countless such eruptions throughout the planet’s 4.5 billion year history?
  • Termites release ten times more carbon dioxide than every single man, woman, child, factory and automobile in the entire world. How is it that mankind‘s carbon emission is the determining factor on how quickly the planet is destroyed? Shouldn’t your farcical energy bill focus on termites? After all, they also eat wood, and environmentalists absolutely love wood . . .
  • Scientists are absolutely incapable of predicting the weather a week out with any significant accuracy. Why should we believe them capable of putting together accurate models looking forward by a century, or even a decade? If Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz here in Philadelphia says it’s going to be 86 degrees here tomorrow and it turns out to be 91 degrees, why trust a liberal idealogue masquerading as a scientist to predict global temperatures in 2050 to within six-tenths of a degree?
  • In that same line of thinking — why do existing climate models completely fail to predict the known past? In other words, if the same models used by your so-called experts don’t work to predict known conditions, why should we bank our economy on those models and experts now?
  • Staying in the past, why did the planet cool between 1940 and 1975, even though human carbon dioxide emissions were sky high? Could it be that human carbon emissions and global temperature have absolutely nothing to do with each other?
  • Why don’t we see, in core samples, actual empirical evidence over a broad span of time–not 100 year segments here or there–that carbon dioxide levels drive temperature? Why don’t we see corresponding increases in such samples at the time of major volcanic activity?
  • The planet’s climate has always changed — why are we so willing to destroy the economy (or even take the risk in doing so) in order to fight a natural cyclical process?

With all due respect, Mr. President, the debate is far from over. Yes, I absolutely, positively believe that we should be responsible stewards of our planet; but believing that, after 4.5 billion years of plate-shifting and ice ages and asteroid strikes and a climate that has ranged from incredibly hot to unbelievably cold, we suddenly are endangering Mother Earth because of our industrial activities and internal combustion engines is more than ridiculous — it’s unfathomably arrogant.

And yet arrogance seems to be a hallmark of your presidency and your administration, Mr. President. You travel around apologizing to the world for America, when it is our economy that drives the globe, when it has been our brave men and women who have liberated it. You believe that your meaningless and empty words, authored by someone else and read from a TelePrompTer, can somehow change the ideological struggle between Islam and the West overnight, taking credit even for the uprising in Iran. As much as I like you on a personal level–and I do–as president of the United States your arrogance is matched only by your popularity among the politically ignorant. Combine yours with the arrogance inherent among the cult-like believers in detrimental climate change, and I fear for our world.

Wouldn’t it be ironic, sir, if the very same efforts which on their face claim to be done in the best interests of the planet actually end up destroying it? What of the hundreds of millions of people teetering on the edge of death from famine and disease, propped up only by a robust American economy and the generosity of a capable American people? What of the hundreds of millions of people whose only line of defense against ruthless oppression is our strong military, funding by a strong American economy, manned by a capable American people?

Yet your actions, and the actions of those in your party, are directly threatening the very heart of American exceptionalism. You claim that there is no contradiction between investing in clean energy and economic growth, yet study after study shows otherwise, that this legislation rooted so shamelessly in the expansion of political power will result in disaster for American business and industry and unsustainable, increased costs on American people from coast to coast. This legislation, and indeed your presidency as a whole, has been built on a web of lies on everything from transparency to policy and everywhere in between, and the price for those lies will be paid by an increasingly burdened American people. My three-year-old child, and her children after her, will be paying for your inexperience, ignorance, arrogance and malfeasance.

Speaking of that inexperience and ignorance, you acknowledge that “dependence on foreign oil is endangering our security” as if you’ve done anything at all to guide our nation to true energy independence. In reality, looking at energy independence in terms of the national security it provides, this horrific legislation is little more than the latest salvo in your ongoing war against the safety and security of America and the American people you are charged with protecting, be it the way you’ve handled our detainees, the way your party has disheartened our intelligence community, or the way your detente-at-all-costs approach to foreign policy has emboldened enemies of the United States of America and everything for which She stands.

If you truly wanted to become energy independent, if you truly wanted to facilitate economic growth, you would invest in the American people and the resources America is blessed to sit upon. You would create hundreds of thousands of jobs by drilling for oil off our coasts and on the northern plain of Alaska, and by increasing efforts to explore our vast oil shale deposits located under your hated flyover states. Knowing that the United States of America is essentially the Saudi Arabia of coal, you would pave the way for clean coal and expansion of the coal industry rather than overtly working to destroy it. You would build nuclear plants. But this disastrous piece of legislation is no more about clean energy or the environment as your stimulus package was about stimulating the economy — it’s about advancing your collectivist agenda, it’s about expanding the size and scope and influence of the federal government, it’s about trampling the values and principles upon which this nation was founded, and it’s about taking what you view as an unfairly powerful and successful America down a peg or two relative to Europe and the rest of the slowly developing world.

The problem, Mr. President, is that–for now, at least–you’re getting away with it. An obedient media and ignorant people are lost in your smile and ample charm. An embittered Democrat Party is making the most of what I promise will be an extremely short time in power. And a global community jealous of our freedom and our prosperity is clamoring for one of their own, a true Citizen of the World, to reduce America from the world’s only superpower to a beholden nation which relies upon everyone else for energy, for goods and, soon, for food. And you’re taking them up on it, quicker than any of us could have imagined.

Right now, when perhaps the greatest possible question is asked of those who believe wholeheartedly in the danger of climate change–what, pray tell, is the appropriate temperature for planet Earth?–the answer may very well be: “Whatever our Dear Leader says it should be.” But it won’t be for long. 2010 is right around the corner, 2012 is not far behind, and we’re waking up. America is waking up, Mr. President, and I take comfort in knowing you’ll be on the speaking circuit and measuring the drapes for your presidential library in no time.

Warmest Regards,

Jeff Schreiber
America’s Right

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  1. KEEP BEING A PAIN JEFF says:

    "Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light" – George Washington

  2. WHEN LEADERS HAD IQ'S says:

    "I contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself by the handle."

    -Winston Churchill

  3. THE E IS SILENT; WHAT E? says:

    Waxman to Pelosi to the House
    HOT POTATO HOT POTATO HOT POTATO
    What is the rush anyway?, the earths in a cooling phase.

    Yes, Dan Quayle, that's how you spell potato.

  4. NOTHING COULD BE FINA says:

    Chuck in San Diego is onto something by golly!

  5. M. James says:

    PS Barry Soetoro:
    Why won't you produce your records so we can all see that you are indeed, Constitutionally, unqualified to be POTUS.

  6. Gail B says:

    Chuck, EVERYTHING is about a political payback!

    Otherwise, there would be no urgency.

  7. Gail B says:

    Anonymous said…
    What I don't understand about the Right is this…. ok, let's say global warming is still up for debate. With something as important as our planet, why not err on the side of caution?

    June 28, 2009 8:32 AM

    Anonymous said…(at 8:37 a.m.)
    Furthermore, with ever increasing asthma rates, isn't it plausible that mankind is fouling up the air? Do you guys also view air pollution as hocus pocus? Air pollutants in the air we breath should instinctively be considered a bad thing. Why not dump less of them?

    ANONYMOUS, do you really think the government–who plans to take over healthcare–really CARES whether you breathe or not?

    And, why not err on the side of caution? Well, I'd rather keep the United States a Republic. I'd like to see free enterprise returned to the citizens, not taken over by government.

    WHAT IS IT THAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND, ANONYMOUS? The regime wants TOTAL control over us, wants us EACH to be dependent upon the government. Why? P-O-W-E-R!! Obama wants to turn this nation into at least a third-world nation, preferably part of the New World Order.

    He's taken control of the banks, the auto industry, housing, the U.S. Census, and a lot more…and there's more on the way.

    Our national debt is unsustanable, by his own admission, yet he keeps spending and borrowing. We can't pay this back if we don't stop punishing businesses and running them off to other countries. The job loss since he has been in office is astounding. He's not interested in JOBS. He's interested in HIMSELF and POWER.

    Got it? Understand? If not, I'll be back with more!

  8. Anonymous says:

    M. James – Whether he produces records or not…he is not qualified due to the fact that his father was a british citizen at Obama's birth. No document will make him qualified.

    Speaking of this issue – Why doesn't any of the main stream media conservatives bring it up????? Including Jeff??

    I hear all of Fox and talk shows bitching about the Obama presidency or about how the "other" media shuts out conservatives – but why don't they go after the ONE issue that could bring him down!

    It is an undeniable fact that there is a clear definition that a Natural Born Citizen is one born in a country to that country's citizens. PLURAL – meaning both parents, and this definition can be backed up by the book that the founders used when writing the constitution as well as two supreme court cases that could set precedence.

    Help us get the courts to hear the citizens of America and put this issue to rest one way or another.

  9. Anonymous says:

    BRAVO Jeff, the best thing I've read from you in the year I've been here. Absolutely speaks for everyone I know. Kind of picked me up from the dumps after sulking the last 3 days over our Governor. Jeff, please run for office- you get it!!!

  10. John Feeny says:

    You go, Gail.

  11. Silent_Majority says:

    Between the article and the subsequent comments there is not a lot left to be said. I will be linking back to this article and including your site in my blogroll. I loved the piece I believe you said all that needs to be said on the subject. Thanks

  12. Anonymous says:

    7:52 Anon: AMEN!!!

  13. Bodenzee says:

    Could the US Marshal Service done a better job for someone disappearing into the Witness Protection Program?

    1. Occidental College records — Not released
    2. Columbia College records — Not released
    3. Columbia Thesis paper — “Not available”
    4. Harvard College records — Not released
    5. Selective Service Registration — Not released
    6. Medical records — Not released
    7. Illinois State Senate schedule — Not available
    8. Your Illinois State Senate records — Not available
    9. Law practice list — Not released
    10. Certified Copy of (original) Birth certificate — Not released
    11. Authentic signed paper Certification of Live Birth — Not released
    12. Record of your baptism — Not available
    13. Articles published as editor of the Harvard Law Review-Not available
    14. Publications while a Professor at the University of Chicago-Not available

  14. Linda says:

    Chuck in San Diego, I think you hit a great point right on the nose. There must be a reason Geitner and others were in China recently – perhaps to make that deal and tell them to cool their heels because this crap and trade is coming down. Excellent observation.

    John Feeny: excellent post. I love it when the bloggers here pull from history (something which those in power in this country somehow refuse to learn from) and flood their posts with hard facts. Great job, guys. Keep it up.

    Great letter Jeff. Is it finding its way to the White House (as if he'd even read it)? Hopefully you'll send it even though the chances of the king taking his precious quid pro quo time to read it are slim.

    Maybe someday I'll have the pleasure of meeting the three of you.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I'm just jumping straight to comment … this may have already been suggested, but …

    Send Jeff's letter to Glenn Beck.

  16. Waste it Baby! says:

    Instead of sitting around here and bitching, why don't you all go and DO something to offset those who are making a smaller carbon footprint.

    Tonight, my husband drove my son to school. It is 3 blocks away. He could have easily have walked, but hey, why save the planet? Do NOT use those crappy bags that they SELL you for $.99. Instead, ask for plastic, and be sure to THROW IT OUT when you get home. I believe that only North Carolina has mandatory recycling. Empty boxes of cereal? In the trash. Empty soda bottles, in the trash! Washing the dishes, leave the water running. Flush twice each time instead of once. Especially if you out and in a federal building. Do NOT carpool when ever possible. Eat meat. I am even going *gasp* SHOOTING this week. Take that you eco-crazy nuts! I think I will go turn on a light that doesn't need to be on.

  17. Gail B says:

    Anonymous at 12:19 a.m. (June 29)–

    I'll see that it gets to Beck. Great idea!

    Meanwhile, please read this from Global Research: "The Best President Money Could Buy" by Rev. Richard Skaff. It's a disturbing article and is found at:

    http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14103

  18. tm says:

    Give em hell Jeff.
    Americans are now being subjugated by the most insane people in government, and the thug in chief is leading the asylum.

  19. THANK YOU ABC says:

    I am amazed this show is on the All Barack Channel (ABC). This show has the greenies sooooo pegged.

    http://abc.go.com/primetime/thegoodefamily/index

  20. Anonymous says:

    How is your Representatve going to spend their retirement?
    I'll tell you it will be different than mine. Because of this foolishness my well insulated house will run it's electricity on batteries, my water will come from my well, my heat will come from a wood fed circulating boiler, my meat will come from the barrel of a gun, the garden will handle the veggies and I'll pull my teeth with pliers just like my old neighbor used to.
    I AM COMMITTED to beating these bastards at their own game even if it means living as if I were in a third world country… hey, wait a minute, that's what we're going to be.

  21. Gail B says:

    tm, as in The Man–

    It's all about making us tired of fighting. When we get complacent, however, we get run over. They do NOT want us to write to Congressmen, attend TEA parties, turn off the MSM, watch FOX News, go to right-wing Internet blogs (Jeff's is one of the very best, and that's not flattery, "Big Guy"), or go to other countries' newspapers for our news. They want us dumb and quiet. (Well, tough Shinola!)

    Guess you've figured out that they ain't getting that from this crotchety old lady! Keep up the good work, y'all–it's really working for us.

  22. the conservative resistance says:

    Yes – send Jeff's letter to Beck! We need to let these criminals that we are here, and in one voice!

  23. Anonymous says:

    YES!

    If only one or two of us send the letter, the guy gets so many emails that he might not notice. But if everybody sends the letter with the same subject line (Jeff Schreiber's Open Letter to the President, or something like that) maybe they will notice.

    Anybody have an email address?

  24. Anonymous says:

    What is the point of cap and trade?
    By Daniel Hannan

    …On their own figures, the measure will mean that, by 2050, we are all of 0.05 degrees cooler than we would otherwise be.

    The difference in mean annual temperature between Helsinki and Rio de Janeiro is 24 degrees. Both seem capable of sustaining large populations. Wouldn’t it be a lot cheaper to, you know, adapt?

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100001304/what-is-the-point-of-cap-and-trade/

    Britain and America are drowning in debt
    By Daniel Hannan

    Here is a truly terrifying video, produced by some heroic US organisations: Heritage, Americans for Propserity and Reason TV.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yREOUxo6Qdc

    Now here’s the really bad news…

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100001279/britain-and-america-are-drowning-in-debt/

  25. Anonymous says:

    Sorry for the off topic, but can't help mentioning a GOOD news – for a change! – that just has come out:

    "Court Rules for White Firefighters in Discrimination Case
    Monday, June 29, 2009

    WASHINGTON — DEVELOPING: The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge."

    Thank you for your letter

  26. JUST DO IT. I DID says:
  27. HINDSIGHT says:

    What a much better world it would have been had Ross Perot won in 92.

  28. I CAN'T TAKE IT says:

    THIS JUST IN. Bloggers brother helps save the world. Bloggers brother in from SC goes to TN WalMart with brother and takes THREE cloth bags to forgo use of THREE plastic bags.

    Side note: It is reported that cloth bags breed bacteria, and when necessarily washed they use energy and environment unfriendly detergents.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Didn't Ross Perot quit before the '92 election?

  30. FAHRENHEIT I'M-THE-1 says:

    WHAT AN EGO. This dude is psychologically frightening.

  31. PEROR PEROT PEROT YOUR VOTE says:

    Anonymous, NO, I voted for him!

  32. JEFF, IS BRILLIANT, BIDEN says:

    That last comment is about Obambam, NOT Jeff!

  33. Anonymous says:

    ALL CAPS MAN:

    Maybe you voted for Perot in '96?

    He quit before the election of '92.

    From wikipedia.org: The extent of the impact of Perot dropping out of the race will never be fully known. Some argue that he might have ended up winning the race.[22]

    Cite #22: "Would Ross Perot Have Won the 1992 Presidential Election under Approval Voting?", Steven J. Brams and Samuel Merrill III, PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 27, No. 1 (March, 1994), pp. 39-44, Published by: American Political Science Association

  34. Barry says:

    M. James said…
    PS Barry Soetoro:
    Why won't you produce your records so we can all see that you are indeed, Constitutionally, unqualified to be POTUS.

    Well uhh, uhh well, uhh I simply can not do that because, well uhh, uhh Well, uhh lets just say I can't do that.

    GATOR-1 said: remember this,

    "Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light" – George Washington

    MR SCHREIBER said…
    THANKS FOR BEING A BEACON, A 2009 PAUL REVERE.

    Slight correction Jeff has been on this horse since 2008…He tried to warn us all….

    And remember,
    "Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light" – George Washington

    BLESSINGS PATRIOTS

  35. goddessdivine says:

    Great talking points Jeff, and amen to all of it. This so needs to be sent to Mr POTUS…..along with a copy of the Constitution, an economics book for dummies, and some common sense.

  36. Anonymous says:

    ANONYMOUS 8:32 am:

    Despite the former posts, I would like to give you some food for thought:

    1) You must NEVER trust the government blindly! That is dangerous and a recipe for tyrrany!

    2) You must realize that Americans are fed BS as a regular diet staple…thru the media, educational institutions, etc.

    3) I AM NOT A REPUBLICAN…far from it! But I insist on doing my own research and not just relying on "Big Brother" for truth.

    4) How much INDEPENDENT RESEARCH have you done…honestly….on "global warming" or "climate change"? Be honest.

    5) Here are a couple of good resources to consider…you don't have to believe them, but at least study the alternative opinion, keeping in mind the massive need for power and resources of our govt.:

    An article: iceagenow.com/CO2-Pollutant_or_The_Breath_of_Life.htm

    A book: "Red Hot Lies" by Christopher C. Horner.

    Does it not strike you as suspicious that they are ram-rodding this through before Americans can start to pay attention? Should be a big, red flag!

    In addition, this has been tried in Europe and has been a huge admitted failure! Not to mention that all this bill will do is shift "carbon emmisions" from the US to China and India.

    As to asthma…I am a HUGE natural health enthusiast, and I am here to tell you that there is MUCH MORE to increase asthma than air quality. You see, all health problems are rooted in cellular inflamation…there are many causes for this, and asthma is related to many other infirmaties that are NOT due to air quality…diet is much more of a factor.

    Would like to hear your thoughts!

    Lisa in TX

  37. HEY DUMMY says:

    Economics For Dummies… I love it goddessdivine. Common sense?.. we can rule that out in his case.

  38. PEROT PEROT PEROT YOUR VOTE says:

    Wikipedia says:

    In the 1992 election, he received 18.9% of the popular vote – approximately 19,741,065 votes (but no electoral college votes), making him the most successful third-party presidential candidate in terms of the popular vote since Theodore Roosevelt in the 1912 election. Perot's absence of electoral votes reflects such a relatively poor outcome compared to other third parties in the past (Strom Thurmond had 39 in 1948 and George Wallace had 46 in 1968). Perot managed to finish second in two states: In Maine, Perot received 30.44% of the vote to Bush's 30.39% (Clinton won Maine with 38.77%); In Utah, Perot received 27.34% of the vote to Clinton's 24.65% (Bush won Utah with 43.36%).

    ————————–
    I was living in Maine in 92 and voted for him. You guys are REALLY messing with my mind. Not nice to do to an old man…. birthday Wednesday (57!)

  39. Anonymous says:

    ALL CAPS MAN:

    I am not trying to mess with your mind. BUT, I remember Perot quitting, but still on the ballet. Businessmen (Perot) can quit, maybe break a contract), but Presidents can not quit (maybe impeached). Perot lost my vote when he quit.

    AND, I'm not a guy!!!!

  40. LEFTIES CANNOT BE CONVERTED ANYWAY says:

    To Anonymous June 28, 2009 11:53 AM;

    Do you really think in-depth scientific, philosophical and theological ramblings in the comments would accomplish anything? How many eyes would glaze over and succumb to blog slog? Comments for me are like House votes. Yes, No. Throw in sarcasm to let the govt see how pissed we are.

    And just because someone is a smart ass doesn't mean they aren't smart. 30 years software engineer, trained paramedic, trained firefighter, helicopter certified, musician on 6 instruments. If I feel someone is a greenie, darn it, I'm gonna say greenie.

    verification word: croft
    Oh Lara, you be so fine

  41. GUYS AND DOLLS says:

    GUYS as in unisex bunch of folk

  42. DEEP THROAT says:

    Nixon quit.

  43. IT'S MY BALL AND I AM LEAVING says:

    Since Jr High School, when I see I am losing I quit…. anybody else??? ROFL

    I still love you Perot, can you try just one more time? I'm a chart guy and feel the country REALLY needs a chart guy right now.

  44. CELEBRATE CELEBRATE, DANCE TO THE MUSIC says:

    When Global Warming IS declared a farce and over (which sounds very soon) it should become like a second Independence Day celebrated EVERY YEAR, with celebrations AS BIG, IF NOT BIGGER than July 4. What a scam they have tried to perpetrate.

    verification word: potion
    ebonics for a serving of food

  45. NOT A GUY says:

    ALL CAPS MAN:

    Take a chill pill, would ya?

    Not a Guy

  46. SOMEBODYS GENDER SENSITIVE says:

    sigh I am crushed, its just too hot to mow

  47. OUTTED says:

    I think we've rooted out Barry and his blackberry in here. It's NOT A GUY. Larry S can vouch for that!

  48. Anonymous says:

    oh, ALL CAPS MAN, why you picking on me…i'm no obot, nor am i a guy

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