Charlie Kirk from Turning Point USA and Nathan Rubin from Millennial Politics took to Fox & Friends this morning to have a short debate over the Green New Deal. While we should give Rubin kudos for his willingness to address the insane piece of legislation, it didn’t play out as well as he would have liked.
The problem isn’t that he’s bad at making points or that Kirk is a prime-time debater. The problem is it’s almost impossible to intellectually defend the Green New Deal. It only works on an emotional level, as our EIC noted on Twitter:
The Green New Deal is intended to pull at our heartstrings. We're supposed to weep for the environment, but what people like @AOC won't tell you is the tears are used to blur our vision from seeing the lunacy of their proposal.
Protect the environment? Yes! But not like this.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) February 13, 2019
Whether one believes in man-made climate change or not, we should all be able to agree we should be good stewards of the world around us. The best way to do this is not through mandates or gigantic pieces of legislation. It’s through the free market that works with an educated populace…
…and therein lies the problem. We do not have an educated populace. We have a populace that feels like it’s educated, but it’s through our higher education system that some of the worst ideas invariably come. The Green New Deal is a product of the indoctrination being pushed through society via education, mainstream media, and other forms of leftist propaganda at nearly every level of society. The concepts that work, namely freedom and capitalism, are the very concepts we should be working through to improve the world… and that includes the environment itself.
This excellent take by Kirk is one of the shining examples of how Americans should be thinking when addressing problems like climate change. Instead, we’re stuck battling against leftist principles of big government being the solution to everything.