Happy Mother Earth Day, Citizen!

It is the notion of representation that is the most obvious clue to the real purpose of the Earth-rights doctrine and the nature of the environmentalist view of rights. Governments seek power to dominate those they rule, and to do so, they seek to “represent” all — to hold out the fiction that acts of government and its officials represent the “will” of the public, the environment, the oceans, the Earth, the universe. The purpose of the Earth-rights doctrine, and the accompanying notion that government may represent the Earth in issues pertaining to its rights, is to acquire power that the government itself denies having of its own accord. Ben O’Neill – Ludwig Von Mises Institute