California Is a Failed State and It's a Warning for the Rest of the Country

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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.

From KTLA:

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.

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.

Ya think?

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.

HT: Twitchy