Mr. Moore, 67, told a U.S. Senate Committee: "There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth's atmosphere over the past 100 years." Moore went on to say, "Today, we live in an unusually cold period in the history of life on Earth and there is no reason to believe that a warmer climate would be anything but beneficial for humans and the majority of other species."
He also commented specifically on attempts to side-line his involvement in the establishment of Greenpeace in 1969: "I describe the climate change movement as a combination of an extreme political ideology and a religious cult all rolled into one. It's a very, very dangerous social phenomenon. It causes them to think they have the right to dictate what we do." Bravo to Patrick Moore! I really like people who aren't afraid to stand up to the lies and half-truths of the popular liberal dogma of our time and speak their minds.
Another man who isn't scared to call a spade a spade is Ryan Crocker, a former ambassador to Iraq and Syria who is dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M. In a column a few days ago in The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Crocker wrote boldly about the barbaric terrorist group that calls itself The Islamic State. Unlike President Obama who seems to want to downplay and slough off the danger to America that this group poses, Crocker spells it out clearly and concisely.
"It is hard to overstate the threat that this organization poses," he writes. "I call it al Qaeda Version 6.0. The Islamic State is far better organized, equipped and funded than the original. They are more experienced and more numerous. Several thousand carry Western passports, including American ones.
"All the terrorists have to do is get on a plane and head west. But perhaps the most important asset they possess is territory. For the first time since 9/11, a determined and capable enemy has the space and security to plan complex, longer-range operations. If we don't think we are on that list, we are deluding ourselves."
Crocker warns that "there is no time left to argue, dither and wonder what should be done about those who are butchering Americans - and anyone else they care to - across a growing portion of the Middle East. The enemy has no doubts. They are not going away. They are getting stronger. The war, ladies and gentlemen, is truly on. We're just not a meaningful part of it yet."
And then there was that other guy who wasn't afraid to say it as it is. Regarding defending America from aggression abroad, he said, "The defense policy of the United States is based on a simple premise: The United States does not start fights. We will never be an aggressor. We maintain our strength in order to deter and defend against aggression -- to preserve freedom and peace."
He also said, "If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth." That guy was President Ronald Reagan. As our enemies seem to grow evermore emboldened and intent on our destruction, how I wish we had Reagan's clear thinking, courage, and leadership in the White House today.