Late last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Of Course) announced his failed state would ban the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035. Figures, right?

As it turns out, the Commonwealth of Virginia and a dozen other “states” are no longer sovereign, but vassals to California. A year ago, Democrat legislators (of course) bound Virginia’s laws on environmental regs to the laws of California. Therefore, Virginia is also going to be phasing out gas-powered cars by 2035, without their lawmakers ever taking an actual vote to do so.

Same goes for a dozen other states that, in a fit of leftwing groupthink, have shackled their policies to those of the fruits and nuts on the left coast.

But now, a funny thing has happened. Earlier this morning the State of California sent out a desperate plea: citizens with electric cars were urged to unplug, due to fears of pending blackouts.

As it turns out, you cannot power a state with rainbows and unicorn farts.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


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