California Assemblyman Chad Mayes has already had me scratching my head before, when he said he supported the unconstitutional and un-American National Popular Vote movement (something that would destroy the Electoral College, and move us closer to Democracy and away from being a Republic). Now, according to the Los Angeles Times, he's also joining the Democrats on another ridiculously dangerous issue.
In regards to Climate Change, Mayes says he's ready to work with Democrats by embracing the State’s complex regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while President Trump is trying to roll back unconstitutional national environmental policies.
“Californians, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, are different from the rest of the country,” said Mayes, who represents parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. “What they’re doing back in Washington, D.C., is not what we’re going to be doing in California.”
Mayes and almost all of his colleagues voted against last year’s measure to set a new, tougher target for slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. But now that the goal has become law, he wants to work with Democrats on extending the cap-and-trade program, which requires companies to buy permits to release emissions into the atmosphere.
“It would be foolish not to engage,” said Mayes.
Mayes is joining a Marxist attempt to control energy use and the private sector of manufacturing through made-up science, and statist mechanisms. Remember, Karl Marx's goal was for government to take control of the means of production, and cap and trade is a move in that direction.
While I believe the Earth warms and cools, and it did recently go through a warming cycle, real science, and history, has shown that it is a natural phenomenon, that human influence on the issue is negligible, and that trying to control energy use through climate hysteria is nothing new when it comes to the liberal left Democrats.
Remember, in the seventies, it was claims we were headed for the next ice age, and yes, unless you conformed to liberal left energy policies, the world was doomed.
While we expect such lunacy from the Democrats, it is always disheartening when we see Republicans like Mayes fall for the bullcrap, as well.
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