We have been some of the most fortunate people in the world because we are citizens of the most exceptional nation on the planet; the country that has been a beacon for the rest of the world.
There’s a reason that people have fled from all over the world to come to America.
As Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
We have seen, between the pandemic and the riots, how easy it can be for people to act like dictators or for the rule of law to slip away.
But in California, their leadership is throwing the state under the bus. They’re that flashing warning to the rest of the country about believing Democratic promises.
Warnings went out on Sunday about a possible failure of the grid if it continued to be overwhelmed.
The California Independent System Operator, which runs the electrical grid for most of the state, declared a Stage 2 Emergency around 6p.m. and said rotating power outages are “likely” Sunday.
Declaring an emergency allows the grid operator to use reserve power and tap into emergency assistance from neighboring authorities.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a warning about shutting off appliances to conserve energy.
It’s almost 3 p.m. Time to turn off major appliances, set the thermostat to 78 degrees (or use a fan instead), turn off excess lights and unplug any appliances you’re not using.
We need every Californian to help conserve energy. Please do your part. #FlexAlert
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) September 6, 2020
Residents are under a statewide Flex Alert, with electrical grid operators urging residents to reduce their power consumption from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day through Monday. Recommendations include setting thermostats to 78 degrees or higher and not using appliances during the peak hours.
Outages were avoided Friday and Saturday largely because of individual conservation efforts, Newsom’s office said.
“Even with these efforts, given the extreme heat storm, Californians may experience rolling energy blackouts this afternoon if users do not conserve enough energy to lower the demand on California’s power grid,” Newsom’s office said in a news release.
It’s not just hot in California, it’s hot in many other states, as well. Why do we in other states not have to ration electricity? Because we haven’t given over control to lunatics and versions of the “Green New Deal.”
Here’s what the Los Angeles Times said about Garcetti in February of last year:
Los Angeles is abandoning a plan to spend billions of dollars rebuilding three natural gas power plants along the coast, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday, in a move to get the city closer to its goal of 100% renewable energy and improve air quality in highly polluted communities.
The mayor’s decision marks an abrupt change of course for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, where top staffers have argued in recent months that the gas plants are critical to keeping the lights on in the city.
Just showed this warning to my wife. She’s a recent immigrant from a third world country. The look on her face was priceless when she realized that California, a major first world economic powerhouse, couldn’t keep the power on any better than the country she just left.
— Aldous Huxley’s Ghost™ (@AF632) September 7, 2020
This is what happens when the self-described "party of science" takes its own propaganda too seriously. Solar, wind & other renewables aren't ready to take over the full energy sector. Perhaps Monday's 100F temps will cause some Californians to reconsider their one-party state. https://t.co/swzhhBVEf5
— Brian Riedl 🧀 (@Brian_Riedl) September 7, 2020
Our power has been out since 4pm …ETA to restore is 24-36 hours. I’ve lived in this suburb of Los Angeles my entire life. It’s like living in a 3rd world now
— 𝓛𝓲𝓼𝓪 (@Rockprincess818) September 7, 2020
In West Virginia, our electricity is on 24/7. It costs half as much too. https://t.co/O4xBj3jWJ8
— Don Surber (@donsurber) September 7, 2020
Nothing says “I’m a failed Mayor” quite like this tweet.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 7, 2020
We pay some of the highest taxes in the nation, and what we receive for those tax dollars are riots condoned by the city, and an insufficient energy grid to deal with the super-unpredictable fact that it gets f***ing hot in summer in CA https://t.co/4vzmfuZLJ6
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 7, 2020
Let me translate this: "The eco-wacko policies that California Democrats enacted have failed, but we're more committed to environmentalist extremism than successful policymaking. So enjoy the blackouts, peasants. You dummies will vote for us anyway." https://t.co/Ke0SEQqfpW
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) September 7, 2020
But this is what Democrats want to bring to the country in general. California is a big flashing sign of why we should reject this, Biden, and Democrats in November.