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Boulder Colorado to Pass “Nature Rights Law” Giving Flowers a “Right to Life”
Life News ^ | September 12, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith

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 country’s 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 country’s 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 hasn’t been made.

Of course, environmental protection is important. But there’s 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 development–we are like the proverbial lemmings jumping off the proverbial cliff.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: boulder; colorado; ecocide; environmentalism; flowers
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To: NYer
Last night I heard a carrot cry.

Being serious for a moment their action is based upon Hindu conceptions i.e. do not even step on a bug! Watch your family starve to death while fat cows walk the streets in perfect safety. Oh Lord!

21 posted on 09/12/2013 2:23:42 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: All

I give Colorado a few more years to come to their senses.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 2:24:11 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Dick Cinnamon

Did the same thing. Got to watch that jumping to conclusions thing!


23 posted on 09/12/2013 2:26:22 PM PDT by refermech
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To: marron
Modifying ecosystems is our nature.
And obviously Colorado is turning into a San Fran of the ountains.;
24 posted on 09/12/2013 2:28:36 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: NYer

Quite fascinating what smoking all that dope will do to the human brain. Just don’t allow them in any position of power. They’ll hurt themselves as well as others.


25 posted on 09/12/2013 2:28:37 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Dick Cinnamon

You know what, I completely misinterpreted that pic, at first glance I thought it was the typical hippie enviro-nut.


Same here. I jump the gun sometimes.

That’s a great sign she made. She has a great cap, too.


26 posted on 09/12/2013 2:30:18 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: ChuxsterS

That is a good point!

AND how many T.S.A. are gay? Is there a test?


27 posted on 09/12/2013 2:31:23 PM PDT by Therapsid (Communism has killed 50-60 Million people in only 50 yrs.)
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To: NYer

Yet tearing babies from wombs is perfectly fine. These people are certifiably insane.


28 posted on 09/12/2013 2:31:29 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Wiser now

“Stay Off The Grass”

They’ll be throwing rocks at lawn mowers.


29 posted on 09/12/2013 2:32:57 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata
"That beautiful girl has a Rosary."

There. Improved it for ya! No charge.

30 posted on 09/12/2013 2:35:28 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: rockabyebaby
There are no words.

Actually, there are. Three. The first one is "Reaaaddyyyyy....."

31 posted on 09/12/2013 2:36:58 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“That beautiful girl has a Rosary.”


That’s right. Lib baby killers are easy to spot.....they’re nasty and mean looking.


32 posted on 09/12/2013 2:37:15 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Yep, and a beanie that says Pro-Life. Looks like she’s making a statement that greenies should look at an unborn child as if it were a tree, and thus would want to save it. :-)


33 posted on 09/12/2013 2:37:47 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: NYer
So if you try to trim branches off of trees in your yard, can you be arrested for mutilating another being, like chopping people's arms off?

How about buying vegetables or fruit or meat at the grocery store, and eating it. Or, buying live plants or trees at a nursery? Sounds like slavery to me.

What if you really DO accidentally kill a bug? What if you accidentally squash one on your windshield while driving? Can you be arrested for murder?

This is total insanity. But, sounds like a MAJOR boondoggle for lawyers, and for communist pols who'd like ammunition to arrest and destroy anyone they don't like or agree with, using extremely easy grounds for arrest to start.

34 posted on 09/12/2013 2:38:12 PM PDT by MCH
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To: NYer

This is exactly the kind of thing I expect from any state that legalizes dope.


35 posted on 09/12/2013 2:38:35 PM PDT by greene66
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To: andyk

That’s an excellent, hard hitting sign.


36 posted on 09/12/2013 2:38:43 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: faithhopecharity
maybe if this works for the flowers, it can be extended to human babies?

That's crazy-talk.

37 posted on 09/12/2013 2:43:43 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: laplata

If they pluck and use marijuana, are they MURDERING it?????


38 posted on 09/12/2013 2:46:05 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: NYer; All

Cities and states have the 10th Amendment protected power to make such laws as long as they respect constitutionally enumerated people rights. Or if voters don’t like such laws then they can get off their couches and elect new lawmakers who will repeal such laws.


39 posted on 09/12/2013 2:46:48 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: NYer
At what point did the people of that town realize...



THAT YOU WERENT SUPPOSED TO ELECT MORK AS YOUR MAYOR!
40 posted on 09/12/2013 2:47:46 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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