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Fossil Free World is Folly

 

The idea of being out of “gas-guzzling” cars and trucks and into battery-operated vehicles by 2035 is foolish enough. The thought that our military can be carbon neutral at the same time is not only folly but is so dangerous to our national security that whoever utters such foolishness should be charged with treason. That is exactly what this administration is claiming and it is pure folly.

We not only have a petroleum-based economy, but we have a petroleum-based lifestyle in America and most of the world. Almost everything manufactured relies on petroleum as an ingredient in the process, but more importantly, in the movement of goods to the consumer. Identifying a good or service that does not rely in some way on petroleum would be challenging. It is nonsense to think that we can transition every vehicle, truck, train, plane, or bus in America to a battery-operated alternative in fifteen years.

In 2020, there were 105 million automobiles in America. In the same year, there were 180 million other vehicles registered. The total is 285 million motorized vehicles on the road and our government, the Left wing of our government, thinks we can convert those to electric alternatives by 2035. Please tell me somebody, the Secretary of energy or transportation, even looked at the sheer numbers and thought maybe we need to think a bit longer about this bizarre idea.

In addition to vehicles, Biden and company expect every household and business to convert to alternative energy in the same timeframe. Even as I am typing this post, I am questioning the sanity of these people. Some states have already taken steps to force this transition. California has banned gas vehicle sales after 2035. Theft is mandating solar panels on all new construction adding thousands to the cost of a new home. New York has followed suit on the California vehicle decision and is banning gas or propane stoves in new housing builds.

This past summer, California which is moving ahead aggressively with the elimination of the fossil fuel industry experienced brown and blackouts and had to urge the owners of electric vehicles not to plug in. There was not enough juice in the grid today. \What does that mean when they have everybody looking to plug in their car at the end of the day?

The federal government is earmarking our tax dollars to build charging stations to replace gas stations. Why? If this is our future, wouldn’t private companies be lining up for permits to build charging facilities? The fact that they are not, shows the lack of support from the private sector for the ill-fated idea.

And then there is the military. Can you picture our Air Force with their bombers and jet fighters lined up on the world’s runways with our pilots holding extension cords waiting for their turn to plug in? Can you picture our ships drifting at sea with their batteries dead waiting for the sun to charge the solar arrays? Does that give you a warm feeling of security?

This idea is insanity which makes sense it was the brainchild of the Biden White House. America is not ready for this transition. Americans do not want this transition and the impact on our economy will be more devastating than a Biden Presidency. We must say stop and get this country drilling again, for us and the world. We are the cleanest producers of fossil fuel energy in the world. Let us do what we are good at.

Content syndicated from ConservatriveViewFromNH.com with permission

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Ray Cardello

I love this country and what it has contributed to the world. We are a young and still forming country but I have very conservative views that make me fearful for the direction many want to see us heading. I believe we are strong enough to keep us on track but making folks aware of the truth is essential to a successful and prosperous future for us all.

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  1. What do you have against fossils? Never knew a desire for a world free of fossils was a thing. How will you get rid of them? Which species gets eradicated first? Must we blast the white cliffs of Dover because they’re made up of plankton fossils? What about the Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils in museums around the world? Leave fossils alone- they aren’t bothering anyone!

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