A Pledge for Inhofe

By Anthony | March 22nd, 2007 | 9:13 am

During yesterday’s Senate hearing, Senator Inhofe asked Al Gore to sign an “energy ethics pledge” which read:

As a believer:

  • that human-caused global warming is a moral, ethical, and spiritual issue affecting our survival;
  • that home energy use is a key component of overall energy use;
  • that reducing my fossil fuel-based home energy usage will lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions; and
  • that leaders on moral issues should lead by example;

I pledge to consume no more energy for use in my residence than the average American household by March 21, 2008.�

Many folks are now expressing their moral outrage and righteous indignation at Gore for not saying “yes” to the pledge. Gore may or may not be a hypocrite (it’s hard to tell, since Inhofe was talking over him rather than allowing him to respond), but if he is, it’s not because he refused to sign the pledge – the pledge is obviously a farce.

Here’s a pledge that I’d like to put forth to any conservatives out there who are trembling with joy at Gore’s supposed hypocrisy:

As a believer:

  • that terrorism is one of the greatest threats facing our nation, and it is our moral and patriotic duty to fight against it;
  • that Middle Eastern regimes are key supporters and enablers of terrorism;
  • that our consumption of oil provides money and support to those Middle Eastern regimes; and
  • that leaders on moral issues should lead by example;

I pledge to consume no more energy for use in my residence than the average American household, reduce my air and car travel to emergency use only, and to take public transportation whenever possible by March 21, 2008.

Any takers on this pledge? Give me a “yes” or “no” in the comments. Remember, anything other than a simple “yes” means that you are either not serious about fighting terrorism, or that you’re a hypocrite.

One Response to “A Pledge for Inhofe”

  1. Wolfgang Ante Says:

    No. But I am not a conservative. :-)