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Hightower Backs ‘Nature Rights’

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Posted By: StormCnter, 6/10/2019 5:08:32 PM

The “It can’t happen here” crowd had better start paying more attention to the mainstreaming of the “nature rights” movement. Not only has Science — one of the world’s foremost science journals — published in its favor, but now former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower, a very influential voice on the left, has endorsed the extreme ideological agenda. From his column: Well, what if we did give all wildlife a fighting chance against the destructive firepower of profiteers who so carelessly ravage their habitats and kill them off? Of course, we can’t arm nature with guns, but we could recognize that other species and ecosystems are living creatures

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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter 6/10/2019 5:14:36 PM (No. 95279)
Remember this guy? He was one of the bigger mistakes Texas voters made over the years, electing him Agriculture Commissioner. Hightower proved to be too esoteric for Texas farmers and ranchers, advocating the planting of arugula instead of cotton. Few knew what arugula was and why they should plant it. Hightower loudly supported Jesse Jackson for president and three of his commission aides were indicted for campaign finance violations. Now this goofball believes we should advocate giving "trees, lakes..." the legal right to sue us. Rick Perry saved Texas from argula when he defeated Hightower on his path to the governorship.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: SALady 6/10/2019 5:14:44 PM (No. 95280)
Hightower is a relic of when Texas was a Demon-Rat stronghold. Thank God, those days are long gone, and Hightower hasn't had a real job in many years. Total nutcase and loser!!! So he makes the perfect Lie-Beral spokesman!!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 6/10/2019 5:33:52 PM (No. 95297)
All life is sacred, except human babies.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 6/10/2019 5:58:40 PM (No. 95309)
The irony . . . I see an astute L-Dotter posted this just two stories ago: 'Locusts destroy crops in worst invasion in Sardinia for 60 years' Who, or what, is it that has rights?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/10/2019 6:01:16 PM (No. 95311)
More virtue signaling. Don't kid yourself. They aren't doing this to protect nature. They are doing it to enrich themselves, and make themselves more powerful. They are doing it for themselves. Typical lying lefties.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 6/10/2019 6:42:53 PM (No. 95348)
I can’t believe this old coot is still around. Like Mollie Ivans and Ann Richards, he all played the “aw shucks” version of communism. There is something deeply unsettling about radical leftist thought with a southern twang.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: chance_232 6/10/2019 6:53:43 PM (No. 95358)
My opinion..... we should do everything that we can reasonably do to protect habitat and wildlife. The operative word being REASONABLE.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/10/2019 7:17:49 PM (No. 95370)
My favorite Hightower quote: "I don't care if John Kerry is a sack of cement," former Texas Agricultural Commissioner Jim Hightower said. "We're going to carry him to victory."
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/10/2019 7:25:24 PM (No. 95375)
John Kerry was a sack of cement. Just ask him. And in Texas if we REALLY have to gro arugula in a sack of cement, we'll figure it out. And then deep fry it at the sate fair..
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Reply 10 - Posted by: BarryNo 6/10/2019 8:59:14 PM (No. 95414)
'Nature Rights' but not 'Fetal Rights'? Liberals are so selective with their rights... and 'granting' them...
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Reply 11 - Posted by: agrunt 6/11/2019 2:16:37 AM (No. 95509)
After all this and still yet they will murder babies in the womb.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2 6/11/2019 3:27:43 AM (No. 95520)
Here's NYS truth. I grew up in a rural community. I never saw any wild life and we played in the woods and outside at night everywhere. Never had to worry about any wild animals. Now you can't go out the door at night without night vision goggles because you don't know what's out there. I've seen a panther, bears, and packs of 30 deer. We didn't live in their habitat. They invaded ours because of these eco-terrorist policies the left loves so much. The DEC will tell you there are no panthers in NY. Then how come people are seeing them? Cuomo has raised hunting licenses so much that it's hard to afford one. Actually, it's hard to afford anything in this 100% dominated Death Party state. If I wasn't so old, I'd leave this communist state.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 6/11/2019 5:33:26 AM (No. 95540)
Avatar on Earth. Gotta love the democrats for their wild, if not whacked-out imaginations.
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