Failed presidential candidate-turned Biden transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg is doing his best to grind the nation to a halt.
The out-of-control inflation during his nightmare tenure isn’t enough for can’t-fix-the-potholes Pete Buttigieg.
Because Pete Buttigieg has one nasty surprise waiting for Americans in the name of safety.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is about to slam Americans with a backdoor plan to force through the “Green New Deal.”
And it’s not all just socialist spending boondoggles for Democrats’ corporate cronies and the green and social welfare crowds.
Buttigieg wants to roll in 1984-style surveillance and a massive tax grab in one fell swoop.
It’s all to help Democrats reach their goal of herding as many of us as possible into inner-city hell-holes and ensuring independent-minded Americans can never go “off grid” again.
Buttigieg’s 42-page road safety plan includes a brief mention of speed cameras—a serious federal Big Brother move wrapped up to look innocuous in the name of “safety.”
Buttigieg already crammed $14 billion inside Biden’s infrastructure bill for the federal government to plant traffic cameras across the nation.
Non-partisan groups are calling foul, including the National Motorists Association which argues that cameras “can actually make our roads less safe.”
In an article on the topic, the organization points out that speed cameras don’t improve road safety.
“Despite the claims of companies that sell ticket cameras and provide related services, there is no independent verification that photo enforcement devices improve highway safety, reduce overall accidents, or improve traffic flow,” The organization wrote. “Believing the claims of companies that sell photo enforcement equipment or municipalities that use this equipment is like believing any commercial produced by a company that is trying to sell you something.”
They also pointed out that photo radar is only really useful in areas where the speed limit is artificially low since on roads where traffic is flowing correctly, cameras could only make money if drivers were ticketed for going only a couple of miles over the speed limit.
“Politically, this is not acceptable, nor will the courts support this kind of enforcement,” The organization wrote. “The only option is to put the photo radar on roads with unreasonably low speed limits, and then make sure the limits stay low.”
While putting speed cameras in place might have no practical application for road safety, it’s safe to say Buttigieg has all kinds of ambition that has nothing to do with keeping us safe on the highways.
The surveillance nightmare would of course be a huge political hit with the authoritarian Democrat base if Buttigieg—or any other leftist— could put federal cameras all over the nation.
If there’s one thing leftists like, it’s centralized control.
Getting Americans used to being under constant surveillance would certainly count as a huge win for any radical Democrat.
The former Indiana mayor is all about grasping for more centralized control.
He ran for president in 2019 as a “pragmatic progressive” and got all kinds of attention for being a millennial candidate.
His outrageous goals revealed during his failed presidential campaign included repealing the electoral college, pushing gun control, and “trying to relegate Trumpism to the dustbin of history.”
No doubt, he plans to make his stint as Transportation Secretary a quick pit stop on his rise in the political world.
Covering the entire country in security cameras is probably the most outrageous thing he could pull off in his current role to impress his leftist friends—including a few control-freak billionaires he might want to woo into supporting a super PAC on his behalf.
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