22 Oct

There’s an effort underway to get the military to not just act to reduce its carbon emissions, but also to begin finding energy sources that aren’t reliant on imported fuels. It barely make sense for the country at large to rely so heavily on imported fuel – it makes no sense for our armed forces.

But there’s some opposition out there. Specifically, one Republican congressman claims that talk of reducing emissions and reducing the military’s reliance on foreign-sourced energy is Mao or something.

I believe that any veteran lending their name, to promote the leftist propaganda of global warming and climate change, in an effort to control more of the wealth created in our economy, through cap and tax type policies, all in the name of national security, is a traitor to the oath he or she took to defend the Constitution of our great nation!” Mr. Metcalfe said in his e-mail response.

“Remember Benedict Arnold before giving credibility to a veteran who uses their service as a means to promote a leftist agenda. Drill Baby Drill!!!”

Rep. Metcalfe, who served in the U.S. Army from 1980-84, defended the remarks, saying “if the type of policies that an individual promotes undermines the Constitution and the law of the land in our country, then they are not patriots.”

Yes, he did actually type out “drill baby drill”. It appears that, in addition to the environment, Representative Metcalf has a big problem with gays and Muslims:

he opposed a resolution declaring Domestic Violence Awareness month in Pennsylvania because, in addition to the mention of those abused by spouses, the resolution included a reference to men suffering domestic abuse as well. Mr. Metcalfe said he interpreted that to mean people involved in homosexual relationships and said he would not support it because it “had a homosexual agenda.”

Last year he refused to support a vote to honor the 60th anniversary of a Muslim group in the state because “Muslims don’t recognize Jesus Christ as God.”

So – declarations decrying domestic abuse against men promotes homosexuality, and Muslims are going to hell. Also, you’re a traitor if you are in favor of reducing military pollution and reducing reliance on foreign oil.

It’s small wonder that only 20% of Americans identify themselves as Republicans

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