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Don’t Like the Left’s Ideas? Sorry, They Mandate Them

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Remember, the progressive, socialist, left can only implement their ideological agenda by way of deceit, lies, intimidation, coercion, threat, and mandate. When that fails, then call up your local thugs and enact violence. And, so we have yet another example, you know, like the Obamacare individual mandate, employer mandate, and contraception mandate.

As reported by the Orange County Register:

“For seven years, a handful of homebuilders offered solar as an optional item to buyers willing to pay extra to go green. Now, California is on the verge of making solar standard on virtually every new home built in the Golden State. The California Energy Commission is scheduled to vote Wednesday, May 9, on new energy standards mandating most new homes have solar panels starting in 2020. If approved as expected, solar installations on new homes will skyrocket. Just 15 percent to 20 percent of new single-family homes built include solar, according to Bob Raymer, technical director for the California Building Industry Association. “California is about to take a quantum leap in energy standards,” Raymer said. “No other state in the nation mandates solar, and we are about to take that leap.

In addition to widespread adoption of solar power, the new provisions include a push to increase battery storage and increase reliance on electricity over natural gas. Among the highlights:

The new solar mandate would apply to all houses, condos and apartment buildings up to three stories tall that obtain building permits after Jan. 1, 2020.

Exceptions or alternatives will be allowed when homes are shaded by trees or buildings or when the home’s roofs are too small to accommodate solar panels. Solar arrays can be smaller because homes won’t have to achieve true net-zero status.

Builders installing batteries like the Tesla Powerwall would get “compliance credits,” allowing them to further reduce the size of the solar system.

Provisions will encourage more electric use or even all-electric homes to reduce natural gas consumption. State officials say improved technology is making electric water heaters increasingly cost-effective.”

The only time the progressive, socialist, left embraces choice is when it involves murdering unborn babies. Click To Tweet

Oh boy, this is what we know: the only time the progressive socialist left embraces choice is when it involves murdering unborn babies. Otherwise, individual choice — such as school choice — is disregarded for the goal of collective subjugation.

But, know this, as the saying goes, “follow the money,” you can bet that this is something heavily lobbied for by those in the solar industry. It is still an industry heavily subsidized by taxpayer dollars. Just imagine, if Nancy Pelosi becomes Speaker of the House, this could be a plank in their agenda, after impeaching the entire Trump administration. Don’t laugh, because ya gotta admit that those mean ol’ insurance companies were all in for Obamacare, especially since it “mandated” all Americans must purchase health insurance under penalty of taxation.

So, guess what Californians? If you do not want to build a house with solar panels, you will receive the full brunt of a punitive measure from the government.

Amazing, the left doesn’t even want us to be able to decide the type of home we buy! If the left is mandating solar panels, then let them pay for them. Oops, dang it, just gave them another idea for taxation. Look, you get “compliance credits” for being a good little boy or girl and doing what big government mandates. That’s kinda like getting a “Scooby snack” if you’re good. But, what if you are not? Will the California government then deny you the opportunity to build your own home, with your own money? Heck, just think, it may not be too long before they make this retroactive, and you will have to comply and convert your home to solar panels . . . or else.

Again, ask yourselves: is this what you want for our Nation? And please, y’all fleeing places like California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere, for successful liberty and freedom loving States like Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and others…don’t bring this stupidity with ya!

Methinks we may need a border wall around California.

Old School Patriots Allen B. West

During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.

In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.

He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, published October 16, 2018, from Brown Books Publishing Group.

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