By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

There’s another Green group praising the EPA’s attack on America’s fossil fuel industry and legislators who support energy independence, this one’s called Operation Free. It will take a moment to continue while I wait for flower petals, birds singing sweetly and butterflies to clear away; the ambiance-filled air which accompanies the very announcement of their presence prohibits deeper thought.

“We’re a coalition of leading Veterans and national security organizations who recognize that climate change is a major threat, and support fast, bold action. It is time for Americans to rise to the challenge, and we’re taking on the fight.”

I have to pause once more as Sleeping Beauty finishes spraying the air to get rid of lingering petroleum odors…good thing I have my brown shoes on. (author received no recompense for referencing a popular product)

These folks still are working to implement policies based on the premise that man-made global warming is linked to our consumption of fossil fuels; that CO2 is supposedly a major threat to our planet and is the source of all our ills. They embrace the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings which have been shown to be nothing more than a political agenda for wealth redistribution (socialism) supported and contrived by scientists who’ve sold their souls in order to remain on the dole.

If you read a little more about the august groups which make up Operation Free, there really aren’t any surprises. On the top of their “get to know us” website page is the Truman National Security Project. Would you like to get to know these folks?

“The Truman National Security Project is a national security leadership institute, the nation’s only organization that recruits, trains, and positions a new generation of progressives across America to lead on national security. Our mission is to provide the skills, knowledge, and network to create an influential force of leaders across the country who advance strong progressive national security policy.” (emphasis added)

Unless you’ve been spending your life in a closet; that translates into, “We’re Radical Socialists unhappy living in a society which permits others to live as they please. If given half a chance we intend to change your constitutionally free society into something much better; a society which makes it impossible for individuals to do anything which the State deems unhealthy, unsafe or which might upset anyone with a different point of view. We all have letters after our names; proof we know what’s best for the average ignorant schmuck.”

Operation Free has enlisted the support of veterans, those who’ve been placed in harms way because America needs oil and for no other reason. America goes to war to obtain oil; isn’t that what we’ve been hearing from these malcontents?

“Hell no – We won’t Go!” They scoff at American soldiers, deride their noble efforts and call them baby killers. If a decorated hero attends a progressive university he’s insulted and told he’s not welcome. “Racist!”

American based oil companies, the folks who actually produce a much needed product have been handcuffed for years. They can’t drill without a permit signed by each and every Green watch dog group. Is it any wonder we’re importing oil from countries like Venezuela or our real good buddies in the Middle East?

The folks at Operation Free claim they’re interested in our national security. If that were so then turn our oil companies loose and make America energy independent; open up ANWR and other known oil reserves to competitive drilling. If Green Energy is the way of the future it will happen as technology makes it profitable. The idea of killing the Golden Goose which has brought us this far is foolhardy at best, criminal if you consider the price America would pay if they succeed in destroying our constitutional form of government.

Operation Free…no, I don’t think so. With so many anti-capitalists trying to destroy our freedoms, all in the name of cleaner air through socialism, maybe you guys should be called Operation Shackle or better yet Operation Progressive.

This article has been cross-posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government & The American Constitution.”