- The Washington Times - Monday, January 19, 2009

In “Insecticide or Suffering?” (Commentary, Sunday) Dr. Gilbert Ross provides another demonstration of the unintended consequences of good intentions. Followers of Rachel Carson and other environmental ideologues declare that pesticides are “bad” and will do anything to ban them, no matter how many people die from disease or starvation. Their ideology demands a steadfast refusal to look at any scientific data or perform any cost-benefit analysis.

This year, another million people will die from “Rachel Carson Disease,” and her acolytes are working to increase the numbers. I just want to say thank you to Dr. Ross for speaking truth to power on behalf of the voiceless millions who have died and continue to die on the altar of environmentalist pieties.

RONALD K. HENRY

Vienna

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