Harrison Schmitt – Politics

Climate and the Constitution

From Harrison H. Schmitt’s “Climate and the Constitution, Parts 1, 2, 3” [Note by Dr. Ed Berry: Senator Schmitt wrote three articles that discuss climate and the constitution. To make it easier for you to follow his three articles, I summarize them here. The numbers throughout the text are the references he has cited in …

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Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

by Harrison Schmitt See Related Releases of February 22, July 2, and 14 2010. Given how little we actually know about climate, and particular the bogeyman called “carbon dioxide,” the President, the Environmental Protection Agency, Congress, and some ideological State governments and politically fearful corporations verge on choosing an extraordinarily dangerous path in attempting to …

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Global Temperature In Climate Change

by Harrison Schmitt Ten thousand years of natural, post-Ice Age climate variability should give pause to those who maintain that current slow global warming and carbon dioxide increases result largely from human use of fossil fuels. Public confidence in that position also suffers from the exposure of fraudulent academic and bureaucratic behavior aimed at overriding …

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The Central Role Of The Sun In Climate Change

by Harrison Schmitt Policy makers at the head of government in the United States and elsewhere apparently want to believe, and to have others believe, that human use of fossil fuels accelerates global warming.  They pursue this quest in order to impose ever greater and clearly unconstitutional control on the economy and personal liberty in …

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Congress and Academia cause loss of Private Research Funding

by Harrison H. Schmitt World War II changed the face of learning for those Americans who choose to enter college or university. The life and death necessities of the War period and the subsequent Cold War challenge of the Soviet Union brought unprecedented levels of defense-related federal funds into private and State-run institutions of higher …

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The limit to Federal Constitutional Supremacy over State Law

by Harrison H. Schmitt Past Releases neglected to deal with the “Supremacy Clause” of Article VI of the Constitution. This Release corrects that oversight. States’ Attorneys General and Governors challenging the Federal Government’s constitutional power to legislate, regulate, or order executive action on healthcare, education, or other issues of clear 10th Amendment State responsibility should …

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President Has Faulty View Of America

by Harrison H. Schmitt President Obama, from all available evidence, does not grasp the very special nature of America. Maybe he missed that part of growing up as an American. Maybe he really believes that the Constitution impedes “change” rather than existing as a bulwark against tyranny and a blueprint for the governance of a …

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President Has Erroneous View Of American Foreign Policy

by Harrison H. Schmitt America’s self-interested relations with other nations make up a fundamental component of providing for the “common Defence,” as required under the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. The Founders recognized this fact in many provisions of the Constitution, both in the powers granted to Congress and in the role …

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What is Obama’s Space Policy?

by Harrison H. Schmitt, America’s Last Moonwalker See Related Releases of January 8, and 13, 2010. The President announced a “bold approach for space exploration and discovery,” to quote the White House. In considering his FY2011 budget proposals for NASA, Congress rightly should ask just how “bold” is this approach versus what America requires in …

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The Invasion Across America’s Southern Border

by Harrison H. Schmitt America has been under a steadily accelerating invasion since the 1970s. Predominately crossing our southern border, this invasion has been propelled by three dominate factors: normal human desires by highly motivated Mexicans to improve their lives, illegal drug demand in the United States, and intolerance for human liberty by Islamic radicals.

President is Wrong on Space Policy

by Harrison H. Schmitt The President has repeated his advocacy for the abandonment of a program of deep space exploration by Americans in return for vague promises about future actions. His irrational and technically ridiculous proposals on national space policy, if agreed to by the Congress, would put the nation into a steady decline in …

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America Heads toward National Socialism

by Harrison H. Schmitt Americans lost another large slice of liberty with enactment of the 2010 healthcare legislation.Even given their long and sad history of voluntarily, incrementally, and unconstitutionally giving up liberties to the Federal Government in exchange for personal security and insulation from personal responsibility, this loss breaks the heart ­ for the first …

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Parents and Citizens Control Education

by Harrison H. Schmitt The nation’s public education system fails to meet the needs of a representative democracy. Americans who recognize this fact must work to recover the nation’s future before it is irrevocably lost. More tax dollars will not accomplish this recovery. Heaven knows we have tried that approach for half a century with …

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Instruction in Basic Virtues Missing in Public Education

by Harrison H. Schmitt The Nation’s Founders believed that educational instruction in the basic “virtues” instilled by their Judeo-Christian heritage formed an essential foundation of the American Republic. The thousands of years of trial and error development of that heritage and human struggles to preserve it represented to them an irrefutable basis for insuring the …

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Government Schools Cause Economic and Social Failures

by Harrison H. Schmitt The education system managed by State Governments and significantly controlled by federal money and regulation has failed. After World War II, our “public education system” for elementary and secondary grade levels left the control of parents and fell under selfish special interests, led by leaders of unions and social activists, that …

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The Federal Government’s Western Land Grab

by Harrison H. Schmitt A review of the history of the Western lands of the United States stands in order. Why? The Obama Administration is moving toward removing another 14 areas and over 13 million acres of federally controlled land from potential economic and national security applications. Energy production and other job, income, and revenue …

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