July 8, 2005: In Memoriam For Founder Of Earth Day, Former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (Mr. Nelson Advocated Major Reductions in Legal Immigration And Strong Border Controls To Stop Ilegal Immigration . His Goal Was To Achieve Population Stabilization)
ASAP! Coalition Supporter, Gaylord Nelson, Honored
Former U.S. Senator and former Governor of Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson died at his home in Kensington, Maryland this past week. He was truly a giant among environmentalists, legislators, and population stabilization activists. Perhaps the most effective environmentalist ever in the United States Senate, he was founder of Earth Day and author of the Wilderness Act, as well as numerous other environmental bills.
Over the years, Senator Nelson made it very clear that he considered population stabilization to be an absolute necessity for protecting the environment. He consistently advocated U.S. population stabilization, recognizing that it required dramatic reduction in both legal and illegal immigration.
Senator Nelson was a strong supporter of the Alliance to Stabilize America's Population (ASAP!) from the very beginning. His support was manifested in many ways, especially in his great sacrifices in traveling far across the country to give the keynote address at our ASAP! Coalition conference. He never relented in his support for mass immigration reduction and U.S. population stabilization, in spite of taking considerable “heat” from abusive, politically correct denizens both within and outside of the environmental community.
Senator Nelson was courageous, taking on anyone and everyone whose “advocacy” threatened the United States of America and its environment. To those economists whose only concern is maximizing GDP (or “throughput”, as we might say) thereby disregarding environmental concerns, Nelson would (sharing “steady state” economist Prof. Herman Daly's observation) publicly thunder that, “These people refuse to recognize that the economy is the wholly owned subsidiary of the environment.”
All of the organizations — more than 50 of them — who are members of the ASAP! Coalition will greatly miss Gaylord Nelson.
c/o Population-Environment BALANCE