The EPA Borrows Strategy From the Ancient Romans: Crucify and Make Examples of Companies to get them to Comply

The EPA has launched a fear-inciting, "crucify them" strategy to force companies to comply with their incessantly burdensome and malignant regulations. In a recently posted video from 2010, a top EPA Region IV (which covers TX as well as AR, OK, LA, and NM) Administrator Al Armendariz touts to Texas colleagues his methods of EPA enforcement.

"I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting, but Ill go ahead and tell you what I said. It was kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean. Theyd go into a little Turkish town somewhere, theyd find the first five guys they saw and they would crucify them. And then you know that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. And so you make examples out of people who are in this case not compliant with the law. Find people who are not compliant with the law, and you hit them as hard as you can and you make examples out of them, and there is a deterrent effect there."

Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, whose press office posted the video, has launched an investigation and sent a letter yesterday to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson regarding an emergency order issued by EPA Region 6, which it justified by making unfounded claims that “houses could explode.”

The EPA is out of control looking for companies to "make examples" of by publicly humiliating and financially destroying them! Listen to Al Armendarizs comments in the video below.

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