Dem Candidate Says You're 'Part Of The Problem' If You Drink From Plastic Straws
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During an interview on CNN, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested that Americans who eat hamburgers or use plastic straws are "part of the problem.
He started by discussing his plan to combat "climate change" and how it was compareable to World War II and the Great Depression.
"It's about summoning the energies of this country. To do something unbelievably hard. If you look at the moments when this country rose to a major challenge, overcoming the great depression, winning World War II, going to the moon, it required something out of all of us."
Buttigieg then went on to claim that those who use plastic straws and eat hamburgers are somehow "part of the problem."
"And I think that we can be standing taller. See right now, we are in a mode where we are thinking about it mostly through the perspective of guilt from using a straw or eating a burger, am I part of the problem? In a certain way, yes! But the most exciting thing is that we all can be part of the solution," he claimed.
This wasn't the only radical comment from Buttigieg in recent days. During the CNN climate change town hall, the Mayor claimed that beating climate change would be just as difficult as winning World War II.
"The fundamental question is how are we actually going to get it done? Because we've been having the same conversation for years," the Democratic presidential candidate said on Wednesday.
"In order for that to happen, we have to actually unify the country around this project. And that means bringing people to the table who haven’t felt they have been part of the process. I mean, this is the hardest thing we will have done, certainly in my lifetime, as a country. This is on par with winning World War II, maybe more challenging than that," he noted.
The Democrat who is very critical towards Christians, also decided to bring up God during the town hall event.
"This ought to be a bipartisan issue," he explained while discussing climate change. "This once was a bipartisan issue and now it has gone completely off the rails. So let's talk about some other dimensions of what's at stake."
Buttigieg then claimed that the Syrian civil war was somehow "partly caused" by climate change and that Americans should be "securing the lives of future generations."
"Let's talk in language that is understood across the heartland about faith," Buttigieg said. "If you believe that God is watching as poison is being belched into the air of creation, and people are being harmed by it ?— countries are at risk of vanishing in low-lying areas ?— what do you suppose God thinks of that? I bet He thinks it's messed up."
He continued, "You don't have to be religious to see the moral dimensions of this because frankly, every religious and non-religious tradition tell us that we have some responsibility of stewardship, some responsibility of taking care of what's around us- not to mention taking care of our neighbor... At least one way of talking about this is that it's a kind of sin."
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