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Break out the wine and chocolates! Today is the E.P.A's 40th anniversary

Today, December 2, 2010, is the EPA’s 40th anniversary, and every American should be breaking out their most expensive wine, and Swiss chocolates while reflecting on the “accomplishments” of the EPA over the last 40 years, and of course thanking President Nixon.

Now to Nixon’s credit, I am not saying that he knew that this agency would grow into what it is today, in fact it was originally nothing more than a environmental council in his cabinet. Nixon caved to pressure created by the popularity of the environmentalist’s arguments. His administration called for an agency that would have the regulatory power necessary to protect the environment from those who would do it harm.

You know what, maybe Nixon should have predicted the can of worms he had opened. In the first couple years of his presidency he spent his time deregulating and denouncing big government, and yet today we find ourselves battling (politically of course), this massive agency that IS big government at it’s worst.

The EPA began with the intention of enforcing “reasonable standards of air quality”. Let’s take a look at where we are 40 years later shall we: EPA to Crack Down on Farm Dust By Jacqueline Sit, NEWS 9

When I saw this headline I went through the roof. What a joke! Sadly it wasn’t a joke. The EPA was/is dead serious. Luckily our senators have some sense left, and rejected the act.

Then of course we have the declaration that Co2 is a pollutant that is harming the Earth. Carbon dioxide is key to life on this planet, and for any “scientists” to declare co2’s presence as harmful is completely nonsensical.

The EPA is taking America for a ride with these preposterous findings and regulations based on preposterous findings. Now, 40 years later, regulating dust, our breath, and cow flatulence is a goal. Far from being “reasonable standards of air quality” doncha’ ya think. If this is what they have accomplished in the last forty years, it gives me the shivers to think that they might be around for another forty years.