Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste
The old saying is that as California goes, so goes the nation, and this isn’t true for just tattoos, jean length, bell bottoms and Marihuana legalization. California has made a number of reciprocal agreements with other states – for example, these agreements allows the state to lead in auto emission legislation and those other states to follow. This all seems very benign – until the true agenda becomes apparent. An agenda that is so malignant to our very nature of decentralized governance. See, these emissions standards are constantly changing, so these laws requiring states meet certain criteria can be changed in a blink of an eye – often without legislative oversight. It is a great way for progressives and the UN-i-party to continue to rule their states, after they leave office. Let me explain.
Take electric cars for example.
You would have to live under a rock to not know that California has mandated to automobile manufacturers that all new cars, pickups and SUVs are to be electric or hydrogen powered by 2035, and that by 2025, 35% of all of the cars sold in California must also be electric.
The thing is that seventeen other states have previously tied their vehicle emission standards to emissions standards set by California. Now the press is playing that fact as if these states have a choice; that they must “decide” whether to follow California’s strict new rules. That is, all new cars must be electric by 2035.
But in many states, they really don’t have a choice. Because their state legislators have passed laws tying their own state emissions standards to whatever California does. It is very difficult to rescind existing law, and it may prove to be an impossibility. This is the case in Virginia, where I live. The Democratic Virginia legislature quietly tied the state’s emissions standards to California’s in 2021. Governor Youngkin is vowing to change this law, but rescinding a law is generally harder than actually passing one. This will require legislative involvement, in a state whereby the legislative body is essentially split between the two parties.
Virginia Senator Barbara Favola of Virginia District 31 has proclaimed: “We’re not going to reverse this policy, don’t even try.”
To that, Governor Youngkin has said that the politician
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