Or more importantly, climate change.
I read a piece over at Climate Progress entitled, “Ohio Tea Party survey to candidates: “The regulation of Carbon Dioxide in our atmosphere should be left to God and not government and I oppose all measures of Cap and Trade as well as the teaching of global warming theory in our schools.”
It was somewhat unsurprising to read that Ohio Teabaggers are sending out emails to candidates’ campaigns asking that they respond to 15 questions so the Teabaggers can judge their worthiness of support. All of them are batty to one degree or another. One of the questions reads:
2. The regulation of Carbon Dioxide in our atmosphere should be left to God and not government and I oppose all measures of Cap and Trade as well as the teaching of global warming theory in our schools.
and asks for “respondents to give one of the following answers: A = Agree; D = Disagree; U = Undecided; A* = Pro-life with exceptions of Rape or Incest, * = Added comments; NR = No Response”.
This question fails on so many levels, it’s hard to know where to begin or end. “God” isn’t emitting carbon dioxide into the Earth’s climate system at levels unseen for millenia, people are. Therefore, citing “God” as the responsible authority to regulate atmospheric CO2 is silly. Opposing teaching of global warming in schools because they think it’s “only a theory” is similarly absurd. Why don’t they also demand that gravity be withheld from school curricula, since it’s also “only a theory”.