When it comes to greenhouse-gas emissions, Energy Secretary Steven Chu sees Americans as unruly teenagers and the Administration as the parent that will have to teach them a few lessons.
Speaking on the sidelines of a smart grid conference in Washington, Dr. Chu
said he didn’t think average folks had the know-how or will to to change their
behavior enough to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
“The American public… just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a
way that they should act,” Dr. Chu said. “The American public has to really
understand in their core how important this issue is.”
Whether it is Chu referring to Americans as teenagers or Sunstein's belief that we are not smart enough to act in our own best interest without a "nudge" from our betters in government, the lack of respect for the citizens of this country is apparent.
We are not acting the Chu wants us to act. There seems to be a prevailing conviction in this administration that "leadership" and "dictatorship" are interchangeable. As if through some "natural order" they are the leaders, we are the followers, they will dictate, we will obey. Fortunately, Americans are not docile people.
We are still making our minds up on Global Warming. The science is not settled and neither are we. Chu should brace himself for more "unruly behavior."