Sterling Burnett of the Heartland Institute ponders whether this is Earth Day or Vladimir Lenin’s birthday (it is both). He recounts recent governmental regulations affecting gas stoves, lightbulbs, electric cars and says:
“This year, the authoritarian leanings of the elitist environmental cabal inside and outside the Biden administration are on full display. Never in the history of the federal regulatory state has there been such a concerted assault on individual choice.”
“What the heck does banning gas stoves, micromanaging what kind of lightbulb you use, and forcing internal combustion engine cars off the road accomplish? Mostly, just human suffering. But the elites’ obsession with ‘greenhouse gases’ and climate change seems to give them cover to do whatever they want to average people, to the acclaim of those in the lapdog media.”
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