|This Pennsylvania Congress Creature thinks God|
is a malicious polluter of Chesapeake Bay
Here it is: God is the real polluter here, and how in the world can you regulate God?
At least that's the tactic Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pennsylvania used during a town hall meeting last weekend.
One constituent asked whether we need a stronger Environmental Protection Agency, not a weaker one as Republicans are proposing.
Perry didn't directly answer that question, but spoke of the Chesapeake Bay strategy, regulations meant to clean up Chesapeake Bay, and how he said they were "forced on" states like Pennsylvania and how unfair that all was.
Then Perry said this:
"And by the way, some violators - if you believe in, if you're spitual and you believe in God - one of the violators was God, because the forests were providing a certain amount of nitrates and phophates to the Chesapeake Bay."
As you can imagine, as reported in the Huffington Post, the crowd at the town hall could be heard shouting in disbelief at that remark. You can hear one guy say, "Oh, come on!" The video is at the bottom of this post.
For the record, some nitrates and phosphates are indeed naturally occuring substances, but most of the phosphates and such messing up Chesapeake Bay are from cities, farm runoff and other pollution sources.
But we can't regulate those! That would be like telling God what to do!
Here's the video of that town hall meeting: