John McCroskey Commentary: Glaring Hypocrisy, From Vaccine Mandates to Glasgow

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I’m not a fan of the mandatory vaccine push, but that doesn’t mean I’m anti-vaccination either.   

But I’m a real fan of letting my doctor and I decide if it’s right for me and my kids, if they were still children. But it doesn’t look like that’s how it will play out despite many missteps and flip flops by Dr. Anthony Fauci, an inept and overreaching federal government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In the California town of Oroville, they’ve taken a page right out of the sanctuary city movement to fight back. 

Just like in sanctuary cities (actually our country has, in effect, become a sanctuary as well) they have declared the city a constitutional republic (like the U.S. is) to protect its citizens from the overreaching mandates of the federal bureaucrats.

The vice mayor told a news reporter that, in a way, they are acting as a “sanctuary city for our citizens and their rights and freedoms protected by the U.S. and state constitutions.” 

The best part, as he went on, is they used the governor of California’s own model, when he was mayor of San Francisco, and declared the city a sanctuary for what he called federal overreach: arresting illegal aliens.

Of course the difference was one was a violation of law (illegal immigration) and the other an just edict from a total control liberal governor.

Ah, the irony of it all.

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Not to be outdone by Al Gore or John Kerry, our so-called “U.S. climate envoy,” our governor, flew to Glasgow, Scotland, to rub elbows with other mindless types on the imminent danger we face from climate change. 

As I read this, I was thinking it sounded just a bit familiar. Oh yes, it was back around 2006 when that truth-telling prognosticator of fine science Al Gore told us we only had until Jan. 27, 2016, until the world would be upended due to catastrophic global warming.

And yet, here we are.

The former vice president claimed his prediction was not a “cheap attempt to make money off the green frenzy.”

But apparently he did.

Back to our governor. I just wonder what the cost of such a trip might be? And what kind of the so-called carbon footprint did he leave making it? Shoot, couldn’t the rich globalists who attended just have Bill Gates set up a big Zoom meeting? That was good enough for school kids for a year but apparently not for these guys.

I saw an estimate of over 50 private jets flying in for this global climate conference.  Matt Finch, with the Transport and Environment group, pointed at the flagrant hypocrisy of all this with the average private jet emitting “two tons of CO2 for every hour in flight.” As you can see, it could be confusing to the average community college guy since, you know, death of the planet hangs in the balance and all.

But I’m not sure that is the worst of it. They expect somewhere near 30,000 people to fly in for this conference and it really depends on how many of those are elected officials but if too many of them are, I’m sure they will jabber on enough to eclipse whatever CO2 the planes emit.

But the good news is we still have a chance to save the world, but as John Kerry said in October, “this is the world's last best hope to get its act together.”

There you have it. This is it folks! No more chances. He’s not kidding this time.

In fact, since things are so dire, I’m sure these rich elites and government types will do the right thing and practice what they preach. Or at least stop talking so much.

We’d enjoy the silence.

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John McCroskey was Lewis County sheriff from 1995 to 2005. He lives outside Chehalis and can be contacted at musingsonthemiddlefork@gmail.com.

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