Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, has signed an executive order instructing state-run institutions to “phase out” the use of gas-powered lawn care equipment.
When Democrats say they aren’t aiming to take something away from you, it’s a dead giveaway that they are. Perhaps not just now. But it’s on its way. And anything powered by gasoline is high on that list.
On Wednesday, Polis signed his executive order, stating that his goal is to “reduce air pollution” and “advance water conservation.”
The order directs state departments to “phase out [the] use of gas-powered push and hand-held lawn and garden equipment with internal combustion engines” by June 1, 2025.”
“By phasing out this equipment, the state will improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Electric yard equipment is also much quieter and less expensive to operate,” Polis’ office said in a news release.
Of course, the publication did not specify how much the state will have to spend to transition to an all-electric maintenance system.
“We are doubling down on our commitment to lead the way in reducing pollution. We are doing our part to save people money, protect water and our planet,” the governor said.
Polis admitted that he wants everyone in Colorado to dump gas-powered tools.
“The state is going to be asking others to do this, and we do want private partners to do this. We want people to do this in their homes,” he said, according to CBS News.
“We’re going to lead the way on this. We’re going to move away from the loud, smelly, noisy equipment with diesel fuel to the lower-cost, cleaner, quieter electric leaf blowers and lawn mowers.”
For the time being, Colorado is attempting soft authoritarianism by granting tax breaks to residents who replace their gas-powered lawn equipment.
However, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission is already considering prohibiting the sale of such devices in urban areas, according to CBS.
Polis claims that eliminating gas-powered tools will save the state money in the long term. However, the new government agency he is establishing, the “Office of Sustainability,” will almost certainly spend millions more.
Readers may recall that earlier this year, government officials proposed a ban on gas-powered stoves.
When the news produced outrage, liberals immediately came out and claimed that “nobody is taking away your gas stove.”
After that, Democratic state leaders asked for a federal ban on the stoves months later. In most new structures in New York, they are prohibited. And the Biden administration began warning that it would target gas plants as well.
So, don’t trust them when they brush you off and brand you a conspiracy theorist for claiming that they want to take things away from you. They most surely want to take things away from you because, of course, they know better than you.
Democrats want complete control over every part of your life.