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Published: Wednesday, May 15 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Tyler D
Meridian, ID

@Nate – “There's really no place for making unprompted accusations of racism. When people do it, they're usually projecting.”

OK, we’ll just pretend that all the prejudices that allowed Nixon to employ the brilliantly cynical “southern strategy” have all disappeared.

"Liberty comes to mind.”

If you say so… what comes to my mind is fear and paranoia (of government involved in anything bigger than putting up a stop light).

"Okay, first tell me how many oceans, rivers, forests, and fields are in your airtight room. Because it's an analogy, right?”

That’s a fair point but it does suggest there is a limit to the “self-cleansing” our biosphere can do, especially when it is getting a sustained and growing dump of CO2 and other pollutants.

And I don’t necessarily buy into the Al-Gore-cataclysmic camp, but the point I’ve made many times on this forum is that the AGW deniers/skeptics are taking an awfully big risk (assuming either no problem or no action can fix it) with the only home we have.

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Alter Nate
Pleasant Grove, UT

@Tyler D "...Nixon...'southern strategy'..."

Be careful not to perpetuate a myth. I recommend reading "The Lost Majority," by Sean Trende, or at least a good review of it. If you want it in a nutshell, he examines voting patterns, ideology, and demographics to show that Republicans won the South the hard way, by appealing to a broad range of interests and values. If racism played any part at all, it was in keeping the South loyal to the Democrats for longer than they otherwise would have been.

"...what comes to my mind is fear and paranoia...of government..."

There's nothing wrong with a little healthy skepticism toward people in power. Those may be *your* IRS files someday.

"...the AGW deniers/skeptics are taking an awfully big risk...with the only home we have."

I can be convinced by a sound argument. I'm just waiting for an alarmist to present one.

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