There are a lot of wanna-be totalitarians within the ranks of America’s local, state, and federal governments. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:
This Ismay wants to “break the will” — his words – of people who rely on gasoline to power their cars and oil and natural gas to heat their homes.
And he was in a position to do just that, being a government worker and having lots of armed government workers available to enforce whatever he decreed as the Undersecretary for Climate Change – yes, such an office exists – of the state of Massachusetts. A state nominally under the governorship of a Republican – Charlie Barker – it bears pointing out.
Of course, Massachusetts is also the state where Obamacare was born, under the governorship of another Republican . . . Mitt Romney.
But hold that thought.
“Sixty percent of our emissions come from residential heating and passenger vehicles,” Ismay told an audience gathered to hear him expostulate – using the royal “our” as collectivists reflexively do when they mean to say everyone except themselves, especially when it comes to having wills broken. He went on to say that these “emissions that need to be reduced” – the assertion is taken as established fact – “come from you, the person on your street, the senior on fixed income.”