In the 1960s, California Gov. Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown laid the foundation for building modern, suburban California with massive new highway projects and one of the most significant public water projects in history. The resulting infrastructure gave us broad, low-density developments with room for millions of Californians to have a home with a backyard and two cars in the driveway.YEAH: MOONBEAM JERRY BROWN.
Those were the good old days. Today, Pat Brown's son Jerry is waging war on the very communities his father helped make possible. Why? Global warming.
... Brown is not above using coercion to create the demographic patterns he wants. In recent months, he has threatened to file suit against municipalities that shun high-density housing in favor of building new suburban singe-family homes, on the grounds that they will pollute the environment.
He is also backing controversial legislation -- Senate bill 375 -- moving through the state legislature that would restrict state highway funds to communities that refuse to adopt "smart growth" development plans.
"We have to get the people from the suburbs to start coming back" to the cities, Mr. Brown told planning experts in March.
- SOUNDS A LOT LIKE POL POT'S UTOPIAN PLAN, ONLY IN REVERSE.
- LEFTISTS ARE UTOPIANISTS WHO WANNA SPEND YOUR MONEY AND RUN YOUR LIVES.
- OBAMA IS ONE OF THEM.
AND MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT: THEY WANT TO RUN YOUR LIVES:
In a huge document released last Friday, the EPA lays out the thousands of carbon controls with which they'd like to shackle the whole economy.WE MUST STOP THE MADNESS!
Central planning is too artful a term for the EPA's nanomanagement.
Thankfully none of it has the force of law -- yet. However, the Bush Administration has done a public service by opening this window on new-wave green thinking like Mr. Gore's, and previewing what Democrats have in mind for next year.
The mess began in 2007, when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Mass. v. EPA that greenhouse gases are "air pollutants" under current environmental laws, despite the fact that the laws were written decades before the climate-change panic. The EPA was ordered to regulate if it decides that carbon emissions are a danger to the public. The 588-page "advance notice of proposed rulemaking" lays out how the EPA would like it to work in practice.
IF OBAMA IS ELECTED THEN THE USA WILL TRAVEL WAY ON DOWN THIS ROAD TO SERFDOM: EVERYONE WILL HAVE LESS LIBERTY AND LESS PROSPERITY.
AND LESS SECURITY, TOO.