- Virginia House Del. Ibraheem Samirah introduced a bill that would override local zoning officials to permit multi-family housing in every neighborhood, changing the character of quiet suburbs.
- Oregon passed a similar bill, following moves by cities such as Minneapolis; Austin, Texas; and Seattle.
- Proponents say urban lifestyles are better for the environment and that suburbs are bastions of racial segregation.
Democrats in Virginia may override local zoning to bring high-density housing, including public housing, to every neighborhood statewide — whether residents want it or not.
“On my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands. And I will ban fracking—everywhere.” So tweeted Elizabeth Warren, the likely Democratic presidential nominee. (Fracking combines horizontal drilling and hydraulically-fracturing shale rock with high-pressure liquids to force open existing fissures and extract “unconventional” oil and gas.) In the intention to ban all fracking in the US, she joins Senators Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, her fellow presidential candidate hopefuls. In the demonization of fossil fuels and support for some variant of the multi-trillion dollar “Green New Deal”, Warren is not alone among the candidates running in the Democratic presidential primary. Nearly every nominee for the Democratic primary, including the other leading contender Joe Biden, has signed on to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s grand plan to save the planet from a 12-year deadline to global extinction.
By Eric Worrall – Re-Blogged From WUWT
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chief of Staff Anthony Pugliese has accused Democrat states of undermining National Security, by scoring political points for deliberately blocking desperately needed Trump fossil fuel energy infrastructure projects.
The Democrat scorched earth strategy of obstructing vital infrastructure is forcing at least one gas company import liquid natural gas supplies from Russia, to keep US homes warm in winter.
A recently released survey reveals the majority of Americans believe political correctness is “a big problem” in the United States.
According to the Cato Institute’s new study — “The State of Free Speech and Tolerance in America” — 70 percent of Americans agreed with the following statement: “A big problem this country has is being politically correct.”
In addition, 71 percent of Americans believe political correctness has only served to “silence important discussions” our society needs to have. And a staggering 58 percent of Americans said today’s political climate leads them to self-censor their opinions and beliefs.
Only 28 percent of respondents believe political correctness “has done more to help people avoid offending others.”
While, per Cato, liberals are “more likely than conservatives” to see a variety of political opinions as “offensive or hateful,” they also feel more comfortable sharing their own views:
Democrats (53%) are more likely than Republicans (26%) and independents (39%) to feel they can express their opinions. […] Nearly three-fourths (73%) of Republicans and 58% of independents are afraid to share some of their true beliefs because of the political climate.
Cato rightly suggested the discrepancy could be due to the fact that, ultimately, “cultural sources of power, such as media, academia, and entertainment, may matter more” than which party — Republican or Democratic — occupies the White House.
Regardless, President Donald Trump certainly tapped into a growing concern among a majority of Americans. On the campaign trail in 2016, then-candidate Trump said, “I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct.”