YES! The EPA and several other federal agencies need to be shut down! The states don't need federal bureaucrats telling them how to protect their environment, manage their lands and other natural resources, educate their children, or wipe their noses (yes, I'm being a little bit facetious here), or do many other things that the Feds think they have the right to regulate!
And let's face it, we can not afford these agencies now! We cannot continue being in denial about our national debt any longer! Uncle Sam MUST divest itself of some of its power and assumed responsibilities and give them back to the states! It's got to be done, because cutting spending here and there, without hurting the most vulnerable of our citizens, is simply NOT GOING TO BE ENOUGH to get our debt taken care of!
The environment will be the LEAST of our worries if the U.S.A. has to default on our debt and declare bankruptcy! Consider the economic crisis that would ensue! Consider how dependent most (if not all) of the states are (and individual citizens) on federal funds for a myriad of programs! What happens when the money runs out??! And there would be international repercussions, too! Who holds most of our debt? Isn't it China? Or am I mistaken?
WHY DO YOU LIBERALS THINK THAT YOU NEED UNCLE SAM TO SOLVE ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS?! IS IT JUST POSSIBLE THAT YOU ARE NOT ALL THAT INTERESTED IN GETTING MORE INVOLVED IN YOUR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND DEMANDING THEIR ACTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN TAKING CARE OF ENVIRONMENTAL (and other) PROBLEMS?! And NO, getting paid to riot, destroy other people's property, and assault patriots and other conservatives doesn't count!
Yes, air and water cross state lines. Have you never heard of states working on solutions TOGETHER for their mutual benefit??
WHY DO YOU DEMAND SO MUCH FEDERAL CONTROL OVER YOUR LIVES??! WHY ARE YOU SO WILLING TO RELINQUISH SO MUCH OF YOUR FREEDOM AND SELF-DETERMINATION?! DO YOU HOLD FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE IN SUCH LITTLE REGARD??!! ARE YOU SO WILLING TO PASS ON YOUR VIRTUAL CHAINS (AS SLAVES TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND EVEN THE UNITED NATIONS!) TO THOSE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN WHOM YOU HOLD SO DEAR??!!
HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN WHAT IT COST COUNTLESS GENERATIONS TO ENSURE THAT AMERICANS COULD REMAIN FREE AND SOVEREIGN??!
I PITY ALL OF YOU LIBERALS! A FREE AND INDEPENDENT PERSON CAN APPRECIATE CLEAN AIR AND WATER JUST AS MUCH AS THE SLAVE OR SERF, BUT TO QUOTE A GREAT AMERICAN:
"God!— I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
-- Patrick Henry, Speech on the Federal Constitution, Virginia