Mark Sanford, one of the most conservative governors in America, has apparently jumped on the global warming alarmist bandwagon. Just the other week, he accepted and now appears to be embracing some of his Climate, Energy and Commerce Advisory Committee’s (CECAC) initiatives that could cost this state $1.6 billion by the year 2020.
Sanford has said, “[W]hile it’s been my longtime belief as a conservative that I should exercise as many rights and freedoms as possible, those rights and freedoms end when they begin to infringe upon the rights of others.” No doubt, Governor, but is the arena of global warming… something that has been attributed by numerous groups to regular climate cycles… a priority issue for South Carolina?
If you want to deal with issues of global warming, address the issue in places like Beijing, where you said, “The last time I was in Beijing on a trade trip, we happened to be there on a bad smog day. When I went outside I could see no more than a quarter of a mile and my eyes watered.”
I’m in no way stating that the environment is not important. I don’t know anyone who is not for clean air and water and natural resources, but let’s not cause the eyes of South Carolinians to water any more because of tears of economic distress brought on by government overregulation.