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The Lefts’ Crusade for Total Control Expanding to Transportation Industry

Transportation

The leftist crusade to strengthen that iron grip government has on our necks continues, as their blatant effort to limit our freedom intensifies. The Democratic blame of climate change on humans has always been an excuse to take as much control of our lives as possible.

We saw that with their shocking behavior with COVID-19, and now courtesy of California, they are all-in with their effort to control our freedom of movement by targeting transportation. Case in point: an August order by a state board banning the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars and light trucks by 2035.

This new scheme using the power of bureaucratic regulations has nothing to do with climate and everything to do with using fear to convince us to give up fundamental freedoms and expand government in the name of the scourge of our own existence. But like every other draconian plan implemented under the pretext of a climate emergency, this will fail and make our lives worse.

The dangerous absurdity of this mandate in America’s most populous state was made clear just days after the diktat when the operator of the state’s power grid told Californians to cut electricity consumption during a deadly heat wave by not charging their electric vehicles or using large appliances between 4-9p.

As Joe Biden might say, not a joke! California’s progressives are so enamored with themselves and their plans to “fundamentally change” this country they neglected to think about how to implement their latest scatterbrained scheme and whether it would actually be a good thing to do.

Consider this: Only 16% of new cars sold in California this year are electric, yet the state isn’t producing enough electricity to allow drivers to charge their vehicles when necessary or even allow your family to be confident running the air conditioner won’t crash the grid. What happens when 100% of cars are electric?

The “inconvenient truth,” to borrow a term from environmental extremist and former Vice President Al Gore: the campaign by the far-left to replace cars powered by internal combustion engines actually has nothing to do with climate change.

Battling climate change is just the excuse to grow government and replace the free market system that made America great with an authoritarian system of control.

Why is the left focusing on our cars in its power grab? Cars with internal combustion engines give us freedom of movement to go where we want and when we want. We can fuel up at gas stations owned by the private sector, not the government and privately storing the liquid gold needs only a gas can or tank, not a machine managed by an outside entity.

Electric cars, on the other hand, are dependent on a steady supply of electricity from power grids regulated by government. If hot weather sparks excess demand or a storm knocks out electric power, electric cars are useless. Rolling blackouts are familiar to Californians because they’re planned and implemented by the state to manage use during peak demand.

Moreover, electric car batteries (and almost all electronic devices) require rare earth minerals. China controls almost 90% of the supply of these minerals. If American automakers become dependent on China to stay in business, our national and economic security will be severely threatened.   

Like New York city’s obsession with making driving a car impossible in Manhattan to “nudge” people into relying exclusively on public transportation, moving to an electric vehicle framework gives government control over our freedom of movement from one place to another, how quickly, and our privacy in doing so. The subway and buses operate at the pleasure of the mayor.

In January 2015 then New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the New York City subway system to shut down, the first time in its 111-year history because of snow. Ironically, the subway was originally conceived to allow people to travel through the city during a major snowstorm. But the whim of one man was enough to end the ability of everyone in the city to lose their ability to travel.

Forcing us to abandon the cars most of us now drive is only the first step in the efforts by the left to control our mobility. The next step is to “nudge” as many of us as possible onto these government controlled mass transit systems to further restrict our freedom of movement.

For example, New York City could soon charge drivers of cars traveling through southern Manhattan $23 during rush hours, and charge drivers of large trucks over $100 per trip to reduce traffic. The exorbitant fees are expected to raise about $1 billion a year for public transit.

Citizens reliant on public transportation, in New York and everywhere else, are at the mercy of tiny tyrant whims. They can’t eliminate cars entirely, so their option is to move to electricity, a power source ultimately controlled by the government and manipulatable by malleable emergencies, like, conveniently, climate change.

Not convinced climate is the excuse tiny tyrants will use to control your daily life? Consider this report from the Daily Caller detailing how a Colorado power utility’s smart thermostats “prevented over 22,000 people, who signed up for Xcel’s Colorado AC Rewards program, from cooling their homes past a certain temperature during a heat wave in which temperatures hit over 90 degrees Fahrenheit… The smart thermostats locked home temperatures from going below a certain threshold, telling customers that this setting could not be overridden due to an ‘energy emergency’ caused by high temperatures and soaring energy demand.”

Climate is the pretext, energy is the emergency created by bad governance and deliberately horrible energy policies. We’ve seen that play out with Biden’s numerous executive orders crippling this nation’s energy abundance and independence. But voila, they now have even more ‘emergencies’ with which to control us.


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Grace
2 months ago

IF Biden gets control of our money he will control our lives. Just as Trudeau did to the citizens of Canada. You can bet the left is busy figuring a way to steal the next election and the next. How determined are free people willing to go to defend the Republic and preserve the last bastion of freedom on planet earth. We will soon find out.

Stephen Russell
2 months ago

For CA No Energy=No EVs

ezed2109
2 months ago

So, as the Left loves to point out… let’s look at the science. Refer to 2019’s Congressional H.Res.109 – Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal; sponsored by AOC. It refer to a UN report from “scientists” published October 2018 entitled “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC” by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the November 2018 Fourth National Climate Assessment” report. It has all kinds of dire warnings, but states “global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) from human sources of 40 to 60 percent from 2010 levels by 2030”. In the actual UN report this must be worldwide or the effects are irreversible… the end of the world for all. The date was 2030 folks.So what is this 2035 date?
Sounds like a con job here.

Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Not for CA
NO energy thus NO EVs

John Van Tronk
3 months ago

It will never happen in Texas.

SEB
2 months ago
Reply to  John Van Tronk

Remember last winter when the electrical grid went down because Texas had so heavily invested in “renewable” energy? Never say never.

Mike
3 months ago

Tammy is always a voice of sound reasoning.

David Millikan
3 months ago

Don’t worry everybody. According to aoc, we will all have Unicorns to Fly everywhere and take the Train to Hawaii.
And when you have an Emergency you can take your horse and buggy in the middle of a storm down the mountains to the Hospital.
Don’t forget when the Power goes out you don’t get to charge those worthless electric vehicles and there’s no charging station in the middle of nowhere.
So good luck with the GLOBAL WARMING SCAM.

Rich
3 months ago

Yeah, it’s all about a power grab but one of the keys here is that China controls about 90% of the minerals for the batteries. China also owns Joe Biden. If this man doesn’t deserve impeachment, throw that safety net out the window. Too many “Americans” are like the proverbial frog in the boiling pot of water. Will these people ever wake up? It really IS about this November. If WE lose, THEY win and the great country of America will be a bygone memory on the world stage. Pray hard people, like never before.

David Millikan
3 months ago

Pay ATTENTION people. This is excellent article.

HocasPocas
3 months ago

When will the people see what is happening

Jake
3 months ago

Thank you, Tammy! Since the very beginning of the various climate change claims, these have been for the benefit of the rich and “powerful” to gain more of each! Dumbing down our schools (and media) helps with this as well. If we are not led to the proper knowledge of the way our earth rotates and wobbles, we cannot refute the “man-made claims”. Some discussion of this would be great for AMAC to do as well.

Richard Olmsted
2 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Also, there’s a nearby star that fluctuates in terms of its output, that has far more affect on climate than anything man could ever do. It is commonly known as the sun.

Word of Truth
3 months ago

If I had one of those government-controlled I’d just take it off the wall and install my own “dumb” one. Not hard to do.

William
3 months ago
Reply to  Word of Truth

Read the fine print in your contract carefully before swapping thermostats. I would bet that the
company & authorities worked closely to cause you all kinds of trouble if you do that. Like just
cutting off your electricity. Folks all kinds of choice & freedoms are slowly being taken away
from us. Wake up & stop voting liberals to office or you won’t recognize America in 10 to 12 years.

AlC
3 months ago

Please read presentation by C. Martin Stickley, PhD
October 2, 2017, former head of DARPA, “CO2 is Not the Major Source
of the Heat in Global Warming”, to verify the basic point: Global warming, whose existence is debatable, is NOT caused by man-made or other CO2. So the whole hoax is just about taking our freedom away, the true fascism. The National Sozialist Deutscher Arbiter Partei, that is, the NAZIs, gained control by blaming the Communists for the fire of the legislative building, the Reichstag. The current fascists in the Democrat (and Republican) parties are using “climate change”, which is unrelated to man’s activities and statistically insignificant, as their Reichstag fire. I will gladly send a copy of Dr. Stickley’s presentation to any upon request.
This nonsense must be stopped!

Stacey O'Rourke
3 months ago
Reply to  AlC

I would like a copy of the presentation please

Greg Gordon
3 months ago
Reply to  AlC

I cannot find Dr. Stickley’s presentation anywhere. Can you please send the link.

Theresa Coughlin
3 months ago

California is a lesson in what NOT to do. The plan to ban gasoline powered cars by 2035 is one of the worst ideas they have come up with. How are they going to charge all these cars when THEY CAN”T EVEN KEEP THE LIGHTS ON AS IT IS? No wonder people are leaving the state in droves.

Rich
3 months ago

Just think about how many bicycles you could get on just ONE California freeway.

johnh
3 months ago

They are jumping to conclusions, with no long term plan to follow. This will not end up good by 2035

MJB
2 months ago

Can you just imagine the outcome of brown outs and blackouts in California. What happens when the power grid goes down and people are unable to charge their cars and one of those wildfires forces evacuation of their community. Is Gaven going to swoop in via helicopter and get people out?! Of course not. People will die because of people like Gavin Newsom and the other loser libs! It will also change the way first responders handle car accidents. They can’t just use the jaws to extricate people from an electric care. Here’s the problem. No one has thought this out nor do they care to do so. America needs to wake up and shake them up! VOTE!!!!

Marie Langley
3 months ago

Just like guns, if you want one you will find one. So go to Nevada or Oregon and buy a gas powered car and drive it back to California. LOL

Wayne
3 months ago
Reply to  Marie Langley

Then try to find a place to sell you.gasoline for it. Not to mention that Commiefornia will make it illegal to bring a car from another state.

Robert Zuccaro
3 months ago

You can’t make it up: the day after California bans gas motors they say they can’t support powering what they have now? Who votes for these idiots except more idiots?

Marie Langley
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

Exactly!!!!! Only idiots vote for other idiots!!!!!!

Wayne
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

They may have a thriving industry in fraudulent voting. Also, dead people vote for those idiots.

HocasPocas
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

This my dear Watson shows you how rigged our elections really are and with rigged elections there are very detrimental consequences

Michael Lewis
3 months ago

It is all part of the Great Reset. Why haven’t Republicans come out against it? Our Bill of Rights, Constitution and sovereignty are not compatible with the Great Reset. So far, only Senator Rand Paul is publicly opposed. Why won’t the Republican Party and Senators Rubio and Scott condemn the Great Reset?

Rand Paul: This is the danger of a one-world government
bing.com/videos/search?q=Rand+Paul+the+Dangers+of+a+one+world+government&view=detail&mid=B6CB58D068C7B7754A88B6CB58D068C7B7754A88&FORM=VIRE

This is how financial freedom dies (CBDC)
youtube.com/watch?v=R15SoEOV8XE

Are you aware the US Congress is considering a digital dollar:
Use your favorite search engine: “Congress Calls On The FED To Create A Digital Dollar”

Elon Musk Calls ESG Metrics a ‘Scam
youtube.com/watch?v=e0s5rwAPfE4

Why central banks want to launch digital currencies | CNBC Reports
youtube.com/watch?v=Qrx_FnjRnfI

Digital Currency, Social Credit Scores And The Implications For You! This Equals Total Control!
youtube.com/watch?v=wFfjbQ4BiJ4

nick patriot
3 months ago
Reply to  Michael Lewis

I always ask myself this same question for many years. Now I know what it is. Why don’t the GOP fight? Answer: THEY ARE IN ON IT!

Scott
3 months ago

Tammy is “spot on” in her analysis of this!

tempus
3 months ago

The objective is to prevent people from using cars and force them into cities where they can use mass transit and where they are easier to control and more dependent on those who control the government. 

Tom
3 months ago

Caution! I know many people here are scared and frustrated , me too ! Biden team reads this sight,I would and talking of using guns may get you labeled as a “terrorist threat” then you get a visit from the boys in Virginia and they take all your guns,computer and it puts you at risk. We need a leader that can be a driving force like Trump to lead, define and help achieve our common goals.Playing into the sharks mouth you might get bit. I want to focus on what can we do as patriots and not continue to hear about all the plans of the “ Evil Empire”.We all can see the game and how votes are being bought with our money.Any ideas how to stop Biden and guarantee an honest election. Remember,we win this time or it’s over,even this site will be historyCpme on you smart people how to protect election vote and reverse Bidens game.

Me Steve Mathis
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Amen

Wayne
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom

We won the last one. What good did that do us? It’s already over.

Montgomery
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Well said.Everyone can take small steps : calling a rep or senator, putting up signs, making a change of mind, supporting groups like AMAC, PragerU

Rich
3 months ago
Reply to  Montgomery

Educating the illegals on who NOT to vote for.

MJB
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom

True patriots need to speak out! We have a Constitution and Bill of Rights. We are still a Democratic Republic even though Biden and friends are trying to destroy it. We can’t allow them to silence common sense and respect for law, order, and equal Justice. We have too much to lose.
People need to volunteer for working at the polls. We also need people to monitor the U.S. Postal Service and how ballots are being processed. Drop sights for ballots should be monitored by people, preferably law enforcement volunteers, and not just rely on cameras.

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