I admire the pure guts and heart of Bob Inglis, who sacrificed his position as member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina to stand behind the consensus of the scientific community in calling for solutions to climate change. He got “tea partied” right out the door in the last election cycle, but he did what he believed was right.
This is proof that there really are Representatives who vote their consciences. In fact, we have a name for them; they’re called “ex-Representatives.” It’s a sad commentary on what we’ve become as a nation. Our country has plenty of people of great skill and unflagging integrity, but they can get no closer to positions of leadership than I can get to flying to the moon on a surfboard.
Inglis is quite an impressive human being. Click here for this piece I had written earlier on the work of this unique character.