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Rachel Carson created a stink about DDT and millions of children have since paid the ultimate price

Silent Spring II


By —— Bio and Archives--September 24, 2011

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It’s not news environmentalists prefer trees, animals, and insects over people. In 1962 Rachel Carson chose nature, created a stink about DDT and millions of children have since paid the ultimate price.

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  According to the World Health Organization, there are between 300 million and 500 million cases of malaria every year, resulting in more than one million deaths, with about 90% of these deaths occurring in Africa, mostly to children under the age of five.

Of course, that ban conveniently went into affect after the United States was cleansed of the disease.

Now, President Obama has chosen a similar path.

Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government’s latest attempt to protect the Earth’s atmosphere.

The action is part of an agreement signed by the U.S. and other nations to stop using substances that deplete the ozone layer, a region in the atmosphere that helps block harmful ultraviolet rays from the Sun.

Obama may have gone too far this time.

Asthma is a very real affliction to parents of children with breathing problems. (I am one of those parents.) We’re not talking about faceless African children half a world away where millions of deaths a year is accepted as another daily statistic. We’re now talking about American children, the children of parents who vote, and the children of parents who’ll now be forced to choose between the comfort and safety of their children and the ever-changing “science” of an ozone hole that closes as often as environmentalists scream it’s growing.

This may be a sensational conclusion, but environmentalists kill people. Let me take that back.

They kill children. They lost little sleep over the deaths of African children and I’d be willing to assume that few in this administration have children with asthma, thus this looming ban won’t affect them.

If it did, I’m sure they’d find a way to grant themselves a waiver.

 

 


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