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Lcv On Bush

The League of Conservation Voters declared this week that any Democratic presidential candidate would be better than President Bush. Of course, by the LCV’s standards, to be pro-environment one should support tax increases (to pay for Superfund), federal land acquisition (when the feds already own 1 of 3 acres in the U.S.), taxpayer support for “family planning” in developing countries (we know what that means), and regulations to force Americans into smaller, lighter, and less-crashworthy cars. No thanks. The LCV also adopts double standards in evaluating candidates. The Reverand Al Sharpton gets credit for talking about abandoned industrial sites in decaying cities, but President Bush gets zero credit for sponsoring and signing legislation to address the problem.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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