Skip to comments.Boulder Colorado to Pass “Nature Rights Law” Giving Flowers a “Right to Life”
Posted on 09/12/2013 2:03:27 PM PDT by NYer
Anti-human radical environmentalism continues to advance with no push back in sight.
Boulder, Colorado appears on the verge of passing a nature rights law, which give the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees a putative right to life equal to our own. From the Denver Westword News story:
Natural wonder: Boulder County has a reputation for leading the state in matters of open space, animal rights, environmental protections and all-around tree-hugging. But next week may present the acid test for local officials greeniness.
On Wednesday, September 18, the county planning commission will listen to a presentation from staff and ponder whether to include a statement in the comprehensive plan declaring that Boulder County acknowledges the rights of all naturally occurring ecosystems and their native species populations to exist and flourish.
And the leader of Angola, of all places, wants to institute ecocide in his countrys laws. As the story notes, if he does, that poverty stricken nation can kiss any hopes of prosperity goodbye. From the Angencia Angola Press story.
The Angolan head of State José Eduardo dos Santos Wednesday in Luanda ordered the setting up of a Work Team to study and draft proposals for incorporation in the countrys legal system of the Ecocide Convention, Angop learned from an official source. Ecocide is defined as the destruction or degradation of various ecosystems in a certain territory, through human action or others, putting at stake the full development of the resources by the population
The story says the UN backs ecocide laws. Not yet. Doing so is under investigation, but that decision hasnt been made.
Of course, environmental protection is important. But theres a wrong and a right way to do it. When we raise nature to the status of a rights bearer, when we pass laws criminalizing not just major pollution but developmentwe are like the proverbial lemmings jumping off the proverbial cliff.
Abort humans; save carrots, ping!
Modifying ecosystems is our nature.
Maybe they should pass a law protecting floods like what happened last night.
i like flowers too
will the bees get arrested if they visit the flowers?
maybe if this works for the flowers, it can be extended to human babies?
so will they start arresting cows and animals for eating?
There are no words.
Not so much loving nature as loathing humans.
Couldn’t the womb qualify, in some sense, as an eco-system?
And they wonder why those five counties want to leave Colorado.
That girl has a Rosary.
Finally, the projection of persona, spirit, or rights upon anything other than citizens is little more than a twisted democratic power play. It is a claim of an exclusive franchise to represent an artificial constituency. Maybe those plants do need protection; but who gets to decide by what means, and to what end?
A biocentric perspective projects the spirituality of being into everything. To a deep ecologist, a rock would have a rocks spirit, a rocks consciousness, and thus deserves civil rights equivalent to human beings, which they alone purport to represent.
This is a debilitating thing to do to ones own mind, much less to a republic. To claim to represent the rights of rocks is to project a subjective human impression of a rocks preferences onto rocks. What if they were wrong? Perhaps the rocks might feel more appreciated by a mineral geologist who would want to make aluminum cans out of them? Did anybody ask the rocks? You guess.
When activists of any stripe demand rights for animals, rocks, or plants, what they are really doing is demanding disproportionate representation of their interests as self-appointed advocates. Unfortunately, to enforce a right requires the police power of government, because it is assumed to be a disinterested arbiter of competing claims. History suggests the opposite, which is why limiting the number of enforceable rights is as important to securing liberty as constituting them as such.
When government gains the power to confer rights to any constituency, it acquires the means to confer power upon itself as an enforcing agent. There is then no limit to the power to dilute the rights of citizens. Agency respect for those rights then exists not at all.
You know what, I completely misinterpreted that pic, at first glance I thought it was the typical hippie enviro-nut.
Does this mean that the vegans will have to drive out of the area and then smuggle their groceries back into town?
Does this mean no flowers at weddings and no corsages at prom? What about long stemmed roses on Valentine’s Day?
New signs for the Boulder area:
“KEEP OFF THE LAWN, GRASS-KILLERS!”