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[–] cyclops1771 4 points 89 points (+93|-4) ago 

First, because "conserving the environment" has nothing to do with the political movement of "environmentalism." Environmentalism is simply eco-socialism. It uses everyone's love/enjoyment of pristine nature and ties it directly to political power and control of individual freedom and actions.

People on the right don't litter, don't pollute, hate companies that intentionally pollute, and generally keep their own areas well maintained. IN addition, the people on the right have never fought against clean air, clean water, etc. Never. Not once.

They have argued against imposing industry crushing regulations that harm actually human families or retard progress or technologies.

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[–] Lord_Mari [S] 5 points 5 points (+10|-5) ago 

Why hasn't the right been vocal about it? Yes, it's common knowledge to not litter but not a lot of right wingers point at the hypocrisy of the left's environmentalist doctrines.

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[–] Caesarkid1 2 points 27 points (+29|-2) ago 

Sure they do. You won't see it on prime time unless it can be slanted to make the right wing person look like they hate nature though.

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[–] cyclops1771 3 points 13 points (+16|-3) ago 

Because people are not vocal about things that should just BE already.

HEY EVERYONE!! LOOK AT ME! I TIED MY OWN SHOELACES TODAY! I'M BEING VOCAL ABOUT MY GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

That's why.

Besides, logic does not work on true believers, so there really isn't a point.

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[–] Ina_Pickle 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Because we aren't howler monkies. Actions will always speak louder than words. Why block traffic when actually doing something proactive is better. Or did you assume all those church groups and scout troops adopting highways were Lefties?

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[–] Cooking_with_Alf 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

They are too busy working and paying bills.

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[–] bb22 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Actually the first environmentalists in the US were Southern farmers who took the Bible's instruction to be a good steward of the land very seriously.

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[–] jthun2 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

People on the right used to oppose mass immigration due to its environmental impacts.

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[–] Deplorable_J_Covfefe 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They still should, but the people who lend money to build houses for unwanted immigrants will be the first to piss and moan.

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[–] curbstompfun 7 points -1 points (+6|-7) ago  (edited ago)

You're a fucking idiot. The reason the leftards are up in arms is because they view regulations as a way to protect the environment. But they're taking everything to the extreme and neglecting the people first who are being squeezed by said regulations. For example, there are many families who depend on the income from coal miners. But coal pollutes the air so of course the leftards want to regulate this type of pollution which will obviously affect the incomes of coal miners. So you have to weigh the cost of having a job vs. the cost of damaging the environment. Same goes for cars. We can regulate to a certain extent until we start affecting auto workers. There's always a cost/benefit to regulation. Same goes for the economy. Obviously, if we have zero regulations in place, this will help the flow of money, but the downside is that the top competitors will form monopolies (Amazon, facebook, apple, google, etc.) and Wall Street will destabilize the world economy by gambling with other people's money.

It's not just as simple as saying one group is for the environment and one group is against it. Conservatives love a good hike in nature just like the libtards, but they also recognize the human capital that the libtards aren't taking into consideration in their quest to turn the earth into a hippie paradise. The system of competition we have set up already puts every element of the economy in danger, but the effects are long term so it's not easy to spot unless you understand the law of Cause & Effect.

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[–] Schreiber 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

But coal pollutes the air so of course the leftards want to regulate this type of pollution which will obviously affect the incomes of coal miners

Leftist consist of rich snob virtue signaling in their gated mansion and jobless lazy thugs. Wtf do they know about working in the mine?