The rise of Mother Earth

The United Nations will soon consider a draft treaty penned by Bolivian President Evo Morales that would radically transform international law. If enacted, the treaty based on Bolivia’s recently-passed “Law of Mother Earth,” would give plants, animals, and bugs (daffodils, salamanders, and grasshoppers) the same legal rights as human beings.

What could be wrong with that? After all, Earth Day is coming up, which is like Mother’s Day for those who love Mother Earth. Who doesn’t love their Mother?

There is nothing wrong with loving Mother Earth. The problem is that many people who profess their love for Mother Earth also preach scorn for their brothers and sisters in the human race.


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