Corporatism v. Environment

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Written by Teddy Roosevelt; Thom Hartmann

The fortunes amassed through corporate organization are now so large, and vest such power in those that wield them, as to make it a matter of necessity to give to the sovereign--that is, to the Government, which represents the people as a whole--some effective power of supervision over their corporate use.  In order to insure a healthy social and industrial life, every big corporation should be held responsible by, and be accountable to, some sovereign strong enough to control its conduct.

President Theodore Roosevelt (quoted in What Would Jefferson Do?)

From mercury in the air to arsenic in the water to logging of old-growth forests to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, our environment is in a crisis exacerbated by conservative policies.  Global warming poses one of the greatest threats to humankind, the average person has over a hundred detectable carcinogenic chemicals in his  bloodstream, and one in thee of us will get cancer in our lifetimes.

Thom Hartmann, What Would Jefferson Do?, pp. 1 & 6. 

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