According to Webster’s Dictionary, one of the definitions assigned to the word alchemy reads, “a method or power of transmutation: esp., the seemingly miraculous change of a thing into something better.” Indeed, for thousands of years, some of the greatest minds in world history dabbled in the pseudo-science of alchemy. Such great thinkers as Leonardo DaVinci held to the misguided belief that substances of little value could be changed into precious metals, like gold and silver. In fact, this was the life work of many. And why not? If a near worthless substance like lead could be transformed into a precious metal, untold wealth would come to the individual who invented a formula that would change the world. Of course, not much thought was given to the concept because if lead could be altered into a precious substance like gold, gold would lose its value. During recent years, with the support of radical environmentalists, a form of political alchemy is being foisted upon the public. Some might say it is the result of liberal guilt by the affluent left or a diabolical plot to radically change the way we all live. The left has successfully manipulated their collective angst and it will have a disastrous impact on the world around us in many ways.