Where is the Dept. of Pre-Crime when we need it most?

The premise of the 2002 Tom Cruise movie “Minority Report” (HERE) was that future technology would enable law enforcement to gain advance GangstaGuvnotice of crimes that were soon to be committed, and that they would then rush to the locale in order to prevent their commission.

President Obama is scheduled to address the nation on television Monday, and it is widely anticipated that he will commit the following “crimes” against our country in the cause of environmentalism:

Obama will try anew to kill the coal mining industry with his announcement of new regulations that will further restrict carbon emissions via what amounts to a national energy tax, thereby increasing the costs of utilities for all Americans;

He will order the EPA to create more stringent fuel-efficiency standards for heavy trucks, thereby ensuring that the price of such trucks will increase, and that the increases will be passed on to consumers in the form of freight charges;

In conformance with his extension last month of the review period for the project, he will NOT announce any support for the measure with the most potential to alleviate our national energy costs, the immediate approval by Congress of the Keystone XL pipeline.

For a comprehensive article on these issues and the expected consequences of the President’s action, check out THIS from Vox.