Well, those may not have been his exact words, but that's what he said. He described those who believe what they see as "climate change deniers" and he pretentiously characterized his predictions of doom as "the consensus of 99% of the scientific community." But basically he was saying, "People who don't believe what I'm telling them to believe must be punished."
This is untenable effrontery. Where does this former Vice President and loser to George Bush get off touting his misinformed opinion as immutable law? And who gave him the authority to invoke punishment on us for not denying what we can plainly see?
Actually, this is not an unusual attitude in federal fairyland and in the Mentation Suspension Media (MSM) that enables and supports their delusions of grandeur. In January 2015, Following the tragic massacre of 12 people by Muslims at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, Christiane Amanpour worried on CNN that the real tragedy might be that this wonton slaughter could result in conservatives winning elections.
These and similar instances are evidence of a tremendous disconnect between the real world as it exists in Topeka Kansas and the mentality that pervades Washington and its media minions. The Kathleen Sebeliuses are not heartless monsters. They've just been in politics so long they are completely out of touch with the plights of the Sarah Murnaghans.
And the Harry Reids are not evil. They are simply insulated by politics and the security of their ill-gotten wealth from the concerns and desires of the people they work for. And Al Gore is not really stupid enough to believe in global warming. He's just been trained by a lifetime in politics to believe that you are
Politics is a paranoia inducing profession. And the longer the patient is exposed to the corrosive effects of that profession, the more paranoid they become – until, like the Roman emperors and Egyptian pharos and Hillary Clinton, they adorn themselves with the mantel of deity and wield the scepter of divine immunity from the laws that govern mere mortals.
The founders of this republic did not conceive of politics as a profession, but as a responsibility, to be discharged by dedicating a few years from one's major endeavors to serve the interests of one's fellow citizens. And we shall never be able to repair the disconnect between the people and their government until we return to that vision of government by responsible citizens.
In order to do that, we must divest ourselves of career politicians. The Ohio State constitution imposes term limits on its federal senators and representatives. If every State in the Union were to follow Ohio's example, we could impose term limits on Congress at the State level – without opening the Constitution of the United States to attack by its enemies in an Article V convention.