NC Republican senators vote to strike the word "sustainability" from legislation, claiming that "sustainability" is part of a U.N. plot! http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/dont_call_it_sustainable
Republicans in The North Carolina Assembly also proposes making "sea level rise" illegal. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2012/05/30/nc-makes-sea-level-rise-illegal/
Here's "The Word" according to Stephen Colbert. http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/414796/june-04-2012/the-word---sink-or-swim
The United States will not survive such idiocy.
If you've never read "The Paranoid Style In American Politics," it's time.