You think Government knows best? You think Government knows better than you how to live your life?
If you answered yes to either or both questions above, Judge Andrew Napolitano, filling in for Glenn Beck on Fox News from last week shows you why you’re wrong. The Judge explains who, besides BP is at fault for the worst environmental disaster in the history of the United States.
A couple of things from this video I didn’t know:
- BP wanted to drill in 500 feet of water.
- The state of Louisiana said ok to the company’s request.
- The Federal Government said NO. They had to drill in 5,000 feet of water.
- Never mind that no company had EVER cleaned up a well that deep.
So yes, while BP deserves a lion’s share of the blame, the Federal Government, including those in the Mineral Management Service, Department of the Interior, as well as those in Congress (both Democrats & Repewbics) and in the Executive Branch, deserve a share of the blame as well. Why drill for oil at 500 foot depths when you can force companies to go deeper?
(Video via HolyCoast.com)