John P. Holdren’s job looks safe if Romney gets GOP nod

Steve Watson
October 17, 2011


An interesting piece from notes that the corporate media darling GOP frontrunner, Mitt Romney, previously sought advice from White House science czar John P. Holdren when crafting carbon tax legislation for Massachusetts five years ago.

Under Romney’s leadership, Massachusetts became the first state in the country to pass legislation to regulate carbon emissions, in 2006. This is “something the Obama administration is trying to do to all states through the Environmental Protection Agency’s draconian job-killing regulations and mandates.” notes the Investors editorial.

Indeed, while other GOP candidates have expressed doubts about the effectiveness and legitimacy of carbon taxes, Romney has managed to attract the praise of Al Gore who stated in June that “While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party.”

Romney’s position on Global warming is clear, in a June 3rd speech he stated “I don’t speak for the scientific community, of course, but I believe the world’s getting warmer. I can’t prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that.”

It is Romney’s association with John P. Holdren that should be most concerning for Americans, however.

In 2005, a memo from the Massachusetts governor’s office noted that the new policy on carbon emissions had been in part drawn up with advice and input from “environmental and policy experts” including “John Holdren, professor of environmental policy at Harvard University.”

As we have exhaustively documented, Holdren infamously co-wrote a 1977 textbook in which he advocated the formation of a “planetary regime” that would use a “global police force” to enforce totalitarian measures of population control, including forced abortions, mass sterilization programs conducted via the food and water supply, as well as mandatory bodily implants that would prevent couples from having children.

Holdren is a Malthusian fanatic in the tradition of the arcane anti-human ideology that originated amongst British aristocracy in the 19th century… and both Obama and Romney have looked to him to form their policies.

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Climate change isn’t the only scientific policy area that Romney and Obama share near identical views on. It is a well established fact that the Obama healthcare plan, declared unconstitutional by multiple federal courts, was modelled directly on Romneycare.

M.I.T. economist John Gruber, the architect of Romneycare in Massachusetts recently confirmed this, noting “The White House wanted to lean a lot on what we’d done in Massachusetts.”

“They really wanted to know how we can take that same approach we used in Massachusetts and turn that into a national model.” Gruber added. also notes that a feature of ObamaCare “is its inclusion of contraceptives as a covered expense and its designation of pregnancy as a ‘preventable’ condition, as if it were a disease.” Once more John P. Holdren’s influence is evident.

The piece also notes that “Romney was pro-choice when he ran for governor but shifted his position as he entered the national stage.”

One candidate who has consistently made his stance on this matter clear is Dr Ron Paul, who stamped his pro-life credentials on to his latest ad campaign, airing in the early primary states ahead of tomorrow’s debate.


Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’, and He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.

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