It’s a bit surprising to see this kind of stupidity coming out of Montana, but here we are.
District Court Judge Kathy Seeley ruled in favor of several young plaintiffs – ranging in age from 5 to 22 – saying they “have a fundamental constitutional right to a clean and healthful environment, which includes climate as part of the environmental-support system.”
As proof of the harm the plaintiffs are suffering, the order has a list of horribles that includes:
- “Olivia expressed despair due to climate change.”
- “Badge is anxious when he thinks about the future that he, and his potential children, will inherit.”
- “Grace … is anxious about climate change.”
- “Mica gets frustrated when he is required to stay indoors during the summer because of wildfire smoke.”
I’ve been watching political issues since the late Seventies and writing about them for over twenty years, and this is one of the most moronic things I’ve read coming out of our legal system in… well… ever. First, where in the Constitution is this “fundamental constitutional right to a clean and healthful environment”? How do we define and quantify “clean and healthful”?
And these kids! Where the hell do kids like this come from – especially in furshlugginer Montana? Get these soft-shelled young skulls full of mush out on a cattle ranch, feeding the stock in a Montana January, and they’ll be really screaming for some global warming.
So they’re “anxious”, “frustrated” and “in despair.” So what? Cowboy the fuck up, you spoiled little invertebrates. And Judge Seeley? She should be disbarred for terminal stupidity, and have a bucket of tar and a bag of feathers awaiting her outside the courthouse along with a rail to run her out of town on.
I swear. I’ve seen and written about some stupid shit before, but this takes the cake.