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.
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!
I give Colorado a few more years to come to their senses.
Did the same thing. Got to watch that jumping to conclusions thing!
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.
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.
That is a good point!
AND how many T.S.A. are gay? Is there a test?
Yet tearing babies from wombs is perfectly fine. These people are certifiably insane.
“Stay Off The Grass”
They’ll be throwing rocks at lawn mowers.
There. Improved it for ya! No charge.
Actually, there are. Three. The first one is "Reaaaddyyyyy....."
“That beautiful girl has a Rosary.”
That’s right. Lib baby killers are easy to spot.....they’re nasty and mean looking.
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. :-)
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.
This is exactly the kind of thing I expect from any state that legalizes dope.
That’s an excellent, hard hitting sign.
If they pluck and use marijuana, are they MURDERING it?????
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.
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