From Dallas Morning News.......
Mark Davis: Gore's 'final decade' of extremism
12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, July 27, 2008
Mark Davis is heard weekdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on WBAP-AM, News/Talk 820. His e-mail address is email@example.com.
I'm sure that Al Gore felt he was channeling JFK as he issued his challenge to America to generate electricity without a speck of fossil fuel within 10 years.
In 1961, the president committed the nation to "achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth."
At that time, Americans knew how much it would cost and united behind the goal anyway. Mr. Gore surely grows misty at the thought of his call to action mentioned in the same breath by future historians. It may well be, but only in the context of the vast differences between the two.
The most glaring is that Mr. Gore's goal will not be achieved.
But beyond that, President Kennedy rallied the nation to tap its greatness to achieve something that took the entire human race to a new level of achievement. Mr. Gore, on the other hand, seeks to suppress the marketplace to shape it into his economy-stifling, tax-heavy European mold where consumers' actual desires are suffocated by environmental extremism, sacrificing our free choices on a phony altar of environmental panic.