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While campaigning, then-Candidate Trump would say that Americans would get tired of all the winning if they elected him. As the 2020 election nears, Victor Davis Hanson has written this article that’s appropriately titled “Trumped Out?” I’m not. Give me 4 more years of this. I’m loving it.

Hanson is apparently loving it, too:

The August jobs report “unexpectedly” reminds us that never have so many Americans been at work. The 3.7 percent unemployment rate continues to be the lowest peacetime unemployment figure in 50 years. Black and Hispanic unemployment remain at record lows. Workers’ wages continue to rise. Talk of recession is belied by low interest, low inflation, low unemployment and a strong stock market. The result is that millions of Americans enjoy far better lives than they had in 2016.

If President Trump isn’t re-elected, what will happen? Here’s Hanson’s opinion into that:

When we look to alternatives, all we seem to hear is multi-trillion-dollar hare-brained schemes from radical progressives and socialists masquerading as Democrats at a time of record national debt. The Green New Deal, Medicare for All, free healthcare for illegal aliens, reparations, the abolition of $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, and free tuition for all—are the stuff of fantasies and either would have to be repudiated by any of the Democratic nominees who actually was elected, or would destroy an already indebted nation.

That doesn’t sound attractive. That’s what would likely happen with a Democrat president. Democrats control the House. The woman who really runs the House is so radical that she thinks this isn’t radical enough. I’m not talking about Nancy Pelosi. I’m talking about AOC. This is what awaits us if AOC ever assumes total control:

But these are not normal times. There is (for now) no longer a Democratic Party. Instead, it is a revolutionary Jacobin movement that believes socialism is our salvation, that identity politics is our creed, that gun confiscation is our duty, that the abrupt end of fossil fuels is coming very soon, that open borders is our new demography, and that the archetypical unmarried, childless, urban hipster is our model woke citizen.

Over my dead body. President Trump has had quite the effect on otherwise timid Republicans. Check out the ‘Trump effect’ on Lindsey Graham:

It’s important that traditional-thinking people decimate today’s AOC Democrats. They’re despicable. They’re the antithesis of fair-minded. Today’s AOC Democrats don’t see the United States as the greatest protector of human rights or civil rights. Check out what Robert Francis O’Rourke thinks of your right to protect your family:

Prof. Hanson is a historian by trade. When he makes statements about history, I pay attention. That’s why I paid attention to this statement:

I cannot remember a moment in U.S. history when a presidential candidate conspired with the intelligence community of the lame-duck administration of the same party to destroy a presidential rival.

Robert Mueller forever discredited the idea of a special counsel, given his unprofessionalism, bias, and apparent incompetence that ate up 22 months of the Trump presidency. Even in the crude post-1960s, we have never seen anything like the current assassination rhetoric of Hollywood celebrities and the boasts of doing bodily harm to the president by his political opponents.

That’s what AOC’s Democratic Party is about. They’re mostly interested in trampling anyone, whether it’s a Republican, a Democrat who isn’t sufficiently woke or an apolitical person, who doesn’t march in lockstep with them. I don’t agree with each of President Trump’s tweets. I certainly disagreed with his idea of bringing the Taliban to Camp David. But I’ve literally thanked God that he’s our president. I thank God because he’s a fighter. As Prof. Hanson said, “After all that, the strange thing is not that Trump can be occasionally wearisome, but that he is even still breathing.”

Isn’t it a coincidence that this article just happened to pop up right after Jerry Nadler’s impeachment inquiry fizzled, again. It seems like the fiftieth time on that. It feels like the fiftieth time that Democrats have brought forth unsubstantiated accusations against Brett Kavanaugh.

Democrats have put together another ‘scandal’ involving Justice Brett Kavanaugh. This time, a significant portion of the Democrats’ presidential candidates insist that Justice Kavanaugh be impeached. According to this article, “Top 2020 Democratic contenders Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Cory Booker and Julian Castro announced on Sunday that Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh ‘must be impeached,’ after a new, uncorroborated and disputed allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh surfaced in a weekend New York Times piece.”

Apparently, Democrats don’t care if they destroy Justice Kavanaugh’s family, including his beautiful daughters. Remember this moment from Justice Kavanaugh’s hearing?

That’s a moment I’ll never forget. Conversely, I wish I could forget the torture that Democrats inflicted on Justice Kavanaugh’s family. I wish I didn’t have to know this BS:

The Times piece by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, adapted from their forthcoming book, asserted that a Kavanaugh classmate, Clinton-connected nonprofit CEO Max Stier, “saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student.”

The Times did not mention Stier’s work as a Clinton defense attorney, or Stier’s legal battles with Kavanaugh during the Whitewater investigation, and simply called him a “respected thought leader.”

Then there’s this:

But, the Times’ article also conspicuously did not mention that Pogrebin and Kelly’s book found that the female student in question had denied any knowledge of the alleged episode. “The book notes, quietly, that the woman Max Stier named as having been supposedly victimized by Kavanaugh and friends denies any memory of the alleged event,” observed The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway. “Seems, I don’t know, significant.”

The book reads: “[Tracy] Harmon, whose surname is now Harmon Joyce, has also refused to discuss the incident, though several of her friends said she does not recall it.”

It isn’t a coincidence that Ms. Blasey-Ford’s attorney, Debra Katz, just admitted in a speech that Dr. Blasey-Ford had political motivations for testifying:

This is frightening:

The Times went on to note in the article that it had “corroborated the story with two officials who have communicated with Mr. Stier,” but the article apparently meant only that the Times had corroborated that Stier made his claim to the FBI. No first-hand corroboration of the alleged episode was apparently obtained.

In other words, the NYTimes’ article is just about worthless. This story is just as corroborate as Ms. Blasey-Ford’s initial accusation. This is just as frightening:

Nevertheless, Democrats announced a new effort to topple Kavanaugh. Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, who infamously said last year that Kavanaugh did not deserve a fair hearing because he might be pro-life, said the Senate Judiciary Committee should begin an impeachment inquiry to determine whether Kavanaugh lied to Congress.

Sen. Hirono should take a civics class from Dean Urdahl. Impeachment doesn’t start in the Senate. Impeachment investigations start in the House because the House is the only body authorized by the Constitution to start articles of Impeachment.

These Do-Nothing Democrats haven’t contributed a thing to make the United States better. That’s why Democrats should be run out of Dodge, proverbially speaking.

Within minutes of the mass shootings last weekend, Democrats were blaming President Trump’s rhetoric for the shootings. Saying that their antics were disgusting doesn’t suffice. When Joaquin Castro outed his own constituents, he insisted repeatedly that “No one was targeted or harassed in my post.” I said then that he lied through his teeth. Now, I’ve got verification in the form of this article:

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) workers are facing a rapidly escalating series of threats, including protesters menacing their children and shots being fired at their offices, amid a rising tide of anti-ICE rhetoric from the left fueled by congressional Democrats, media voices and presidential hopefuls.

Other than FNC, nobody else in the media is covering this. Unfortunately, the Democrats’ threats don’t stop there:

Footage published Tuesday by Breitbart News shows protesters in Florida from groups such as Never Again Action and Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward County threatening workers and former employees of the GEO Group, a private contractor used by ICE.

One protester threatened the family of GEO Group’s former general counsel, John Bulfin. “We know where all your children live throughout the country … John Bulfin you have kids in [bleeped out], you have kids in [bleeped out],” the protester yelled. “We know everything about you and you won’t just be seeing us here.”

Joaquin Castro’s denials notwithstanding, it’s exceptionally clear that these Democrat-affiliated hate organizations won’t hesitate in threatening and intimidating political opponents.


In this video, Joe Scarborough lied when he said that Republicans insisted that the information that Rep. Castro published was secret:

That’s an outright lie. Period. Republicans repeatedly said that the information on the “San Antonio 44” would be used to harass those donors. In fact, Republicans were remarkably consistent in repeating that claim. Now, we’ve got proof that those people have gotten harassed. Additionally, we’ve got verification that Democrat-affiliated anarchist organizations are threatening and intimidating ICE agents and their families.

In the video, Castro tries absolving himself of guilt by saying that “this information was first put up by a local Indivisible group.” Here’s what Indivisible stands for:

Close your eyes for a minute and imagine this: it’s 2021. Trump lost and an inspiring progressive takes office. Democrats held the House and retook the Senate. On day one, the new Congress passes sweeping democracy reforms to roll back decades of Republican attacks on our democracy. We smash voter suppression and expand voter access, end gerrymandering, take on money in politics, admit new states, and take back the courts. In short, we unrig the rules and put democracy back in the hands of the people. Then we turn to a major progressive legislative agenda – immigration reform, climate change, health care, and more.

Let’s admit that this isn’t a centrist agenda. I’m betting that the vast majority of these items wouldn’t poll above 20%. That’s who’s supporting Joaquin Castro. That’s who’s supporting Democrats. Remember that Joaquin Castro is described as a moderate.

From what’s written, I’d argue that he’s a far left nutjob whose brother stated on national TV that he’d decriminalize illegal immigration. That’s the veiled way of saying he’s for open borders. There’s nothing moderate about these positions.

When you couple outright threats and intimidation with policies that deliver outright lawlessness and corruption, that’s something that must be rejected forcefully and immediately.

Apparently, Rep. Joaquin Castro hasn’t learned the first rule of holes. For people like Rep. Castro, the first rule of holes is simple: if you’re in one, stop digging. Immediately! Rep. Castro didn’t do that. Instead, he tried defending his indefensible actions. Rep. Castro was accused of “targeting and harassing Americans” by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Rep. Castro replied via Twitter, saying “No one was targeted or harassed in my post. You know that. All that info is routinely published. You’re trying to distract from the racism that has overtaken the GOP and the fact that President Trump spends donor money on thousands of ads about Hispanics ‘invading’ America.”

Technically, Rep. Castro is right that this information is published. He’s lying through his teeth, however, in saying that it’s “routinely” published. Having taken a trip through FEC reports once or twice before, I can state that it’s a pain in the butt. Adding what businesses these Trump max donors from San Antonio work at isn’t difficult if you have tons of time. However, it’s indisputable that it’s a labor-intensive project.

Further, saying that “no one was targeted or harassed” in Rep. Castro’s tweet is incomplete. It’s far more likely that it’ll be accurate if the tweet said ‘no one was targeted or harassed yet.’ Does Rep. Castro think that we’ve forgotten about this lunatic?

It isn’t likely that we’ll forget this incident anytime soon:

Does Rep. Castro actually think that his doxing of President Trump’s supporters won’t trigger Antifa protests against these businesses or these people’s homes? If Rep. Castro thinks that we’ll buy that BS, then he’s insulting our intelligence. Democrats have tried playing the racist/bullying/intimidation game for years. Democrats don’t have any fresh solutions but they’re well-schooled in intimidation tactics.

America is at a cultural crossroads tonight. We can reject the Resist Movement and return to being the greatest nation on this planet. Either that or we can accept Antifa’s intimidation tactics as America’s new normal. Personally, I won’t accept the Democrats’/Antifa’s intimidation tactics. Period. There’s nothing normal about the Democrats’ intimidation tactics.

What’s interesting is that Democrats are using the same tactics that they’re accusing President Trump is using. If there are thoughtful Democrats left, it’s time to reject these thugs immediately. There’s no place in politics for intimidation tactics.

Normal Americans are getting repulsed by the behavior of politicians like Robert Francis O’Rourke, Sen. Spartacus Booker and Tim Ryan in the wake of this weekend’s mass shootings. That’s in addition to Joaquin Castro essentially threatening President Trump’s San Antonio supporters.

Robert Francis O’Rourke, in his best impersonation of being a real man, called President Trump a “white nationalist.” Sen. Booker said that it was “the president who must be ‘held responsible’,” not the shooter.

Unfortunately, this is what I expect from politicians. There isn’t a solution to be found anywhere. That’s why normal Americans, defined as people who don’t see racism motivating white people’s every action, got out to the polls and elected Donald Trump as president. They were tired of politicians of both parties not solving problems. They elected the man they saw as Disruptor-in-Chief. They elected President Trump. Thank God for that.

The MSM criticized President Trump’s Inauguration Speech, calling it dark. Now, people across this nation think it’s dark but needed. Meanwhile, the leading contender to be the Democrats’ presidential nominee, Joe Biden, plans on directly linking President Trump to the el Paso shooting:

Saying that President Trump has “fanned the flames of white supremacy in this nation,” Democratic presidential primary front-runner Joe Biden on Wednesday will directly link the president to the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. The charges by former vice president – who will make his case during a speech in Burlington, Iowa – come on the same day as Trump travels to El Paso to visit with law enforcement, first responders and victims of the shooting, which left at least 22 people dead. The president will also stop in Dayton, Ohio, site of another mass shooting this past weekend.

The suspect in the El Paso massacre allegedly wrote a white nationalist manifesto ahead of the shootings. Biden, pointing to the president’s divisive immigration rhetoric at campaign rallies and on Twitter, will ask “how far is it from Trump’s saying this ‘is an invasion’ to the shooter in El Paso declaring ‘his attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas?'”

What a blithering idiot. It’s stunning to hear the former Vice President of the United States insist that this idiot in Texas did what he did because of something President Trump said.

Normal people understand that the El Paso shooter was a disturbed person and, it turns out, a ticking time bomb waiting for detonation. This has nothing to do with President Trump.

UPDATE: Some of President Trump’s San Antonio supporters have started criticizing Rep. Joaquin Castro, (D- TX) for outing them:

One of those Trump donors even revealed he’s also been a supporter of local Democratic lawmakers—including Castro himself. Wayne Harwell, the owner of a local real estate development company whose name appeared on the list Castro shared on Monday night, told Fox News in a phone interview that he donated money to Castro’s congressional campaign. But he suggested that after Castro outed him in a bid to shame Trump supporters, he won’t be supporting Castro anymore.

Rep. Castro probably doesn’t care. He ‘stood up’ to President Trump, which keeps him in good standing with Resist activists, which is all he wants.

Let’s be blunt about this. Rep. Castro isn’t a man of integrity. Period. Rep. Castro knows that Democrat-affiliated organizations like Antifa and other domestic terrorist organizations affiliated with the Democratic Party will likely visit these contributors for the sole reason of intimidating them for the next campaign. What’s most disgusting is that Democrats have employed this tactic since Scott Walker was Wisconsin’s governor. That was the entire purpose behind the illegal John Doe investigations.

I don’t know what’s worse. Vice President Biden is promising to take law-abiding Americans’ legal firearms. Rep. Castro is issuing veiled threats to people who’ve contributed to the campaign of a politician he doesn’t approve of. On second thought, this is easy. They’re both dirtbag losers who don’t give a damn about the Constitution.

Frank Luntz was in the debate hall for both nights of the Democrats’ presidential debates. To be honest, I thought that the supposed frontrunners sounded like idiot bomb-throwers while the lower tier candidates sounded reasonable in some instances. In this situation, reasonable is a relative term. Think John Hickenlooper, John Delaney, Michael Bennet.

I wouldn’t put Joe Biden in that category. At one point, Biden said “I am the only candidate whose plan limits the insurance companies from charging unreasonable prices. We should put some of these insurance executives who oppose my plan in jail for the 9,000,000,000 opioids they sell out there.”

Notice how Biden started by saying that “insurance executives who oppose [his] plan” should get thrown in prison before catching himself and mentioning opioids. Before that, Biden said that his plan “limits the insurance companies from charging unreasonable prices.” Who determines what’s unreasonable? The government? Once the government is the arbiter of what’s too expensive, what effects will that have on insurance companies? Has Biden thought about that? I’m betting he hasn’t.

So we supposedly have a fight for the soul of the Democratic Party. Frank Luntz thinks that that fight is over:

Luntz is right. This fight is over. At the first Democrat debate, every Democrat presidential candidate raised their hands when asked if they’d decriminalize illegally entering the United States. Listen to the ferocious reaction of the audience when attacking CEOs and corporations. Notice how far left Democrats have gone with illegal immigration. Changing it from a criminal charge to a civil fine is like sending out a notice that a small fine will be imposed for illegally entering the United States. That would open the floodgates and then some. People wouldn’t need to game the asylum system. They could just pay a fine, then become a legal resident of the US. Tell me the difference between that and open borders.

The Democratic Party of Bill Clinton is dead. Based on the criticism against President Obama, I could make a strong argument that the Democratic Party of President Obama is in hospice and fading fast. I’m not certain that the Democratic Party as it exists today will exist in 15 years.

After reading Jazz Shaw’s post about Nancy Pelosi’s ‘plan’ on immigration, I find myself 8 shades of pissed off with the obstructionist Speaker. Our Constitution can’t work if both sides don’t work together. Ms. Pelosi (big surprise) isn’t interested in working together with anyone.

What she’s effectively done is started her own private government shutdown. She knows that the money budgeted for DHS is virtually dried up. Further, she knows that the money needed for supplies for detention centers is essentially gone. Now, CBP agents are bringing in supplies from home to take care of the children. The House bill is utterly neglectful of what this country needs:

There’s 934.5 million for processing facilities, food, water, sanitary items, blankets, etc. $866 million would go to “reduce reliance on influx shelters to house children.” Another $200 million is allocated to develop an “integrated, multi-agency processing center pilot program for families.”

That’s only part of it. It gets much worse. Check this BS out:

There’s another serious poison pill in the package as well. One provision would, “require the federal government to prospectively notify illegal immigrants that if they bring an unaccompanied child into the country and sponsor them, their illegal status would in no way be used against them, a source said, and that the child will be delivered to them without any reservation.”

Are you kidding me? So not only are we not fixing the loophole that’s allowing illegal aliens to grab a kid and use them as a passport to get into the country, but we’re going to advertise the loophole to all the migrants and codify it in law?

The next time a Democrat insists that they’re serious about border security, throw that information into their face. This is what people do if they hate America. Right now, there’s tons of proof that Democrats don’t like America much.

It’s time to throw Pelosi out as Speaker. She’s repeatedly proven that she isn’t interested in fixing problems. Further, she’s repeatedly proven that she wants to blow up the America that our Founding Fathers envisioned. Check this out from Pelosi’s statement on the House immigration bill:

The legislation protects families. It does not fund the Administration’s failed mass detention policy, but, instead, funds effective, humane alternatives to detention with a proven track record of success. It places strict limits on influx shelters, protects sponsors from DHS immigration enforcement based on information collected by HHS during the vetting process and creates strong oversight by Congress including to protect unaccompanied children.

In other words, the Democrats’ immigration bill will prevent DHS and HHS from collecting information on illegal immigrants during the vetting and processing processes.

The minute this bill is passed and sent to the Senate, the Senate should gut the poison pill parts of the bill and write the right bill. If Senate Democrats aren’t willing to stand up to Ms. Pelosi, they should be highlighted for defeat the next time they’re up for re-election.

Pelosi is a tyrant. She thinks that she’s the queen when it comes to controversial legislation. If Democrats won’t shut her down, then they’re utterly worthless. All of the spinmeisters’ talk about how many moderates got elected is foolish. Moderates who won’t stand up to a tyrant like Pelosi are moderates in name only. This is what a tyrant looks like:

She’s the personification of a tyrant. Here’s the definition of a tyrant:

  1. a sovereign or other ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly.
  2. any person in a position of authority who exercises power oppressively or despotically.

She needs to be thrown out. For that matter, House Democrats need to be thrown out of office. Since regaining control of the House, Democrats haven’t done anything to make Americans’ lives better. They’ve protected criminal aliens with ferocity. They’ve insisted on not protecting our borders. Democrats that tell you that they’re pro-border security are liars. Period.

This headline says it all:

Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure

I get it that political parties don’t like handing the other side a political victory heading into election season. What’s most disturbing is that Democrats, aka the Resistance, has been operating like this for President Trump’s presidency. Democrats have been hating on President Trump the entire time. When President Trump tried repealing and replacing the ACA, we knew that they’d put up a fight. Still, never offering a substantive alternative to the ACA was disgraceful.

When every Democrat in the House and Senate voted against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it was a clear act of defiance. It wasn’t about principles. It wasn’t about doing what they thought was best for the nation. It was about doing everything possible to defeat President Trump. Hatred that runs that deep and cold isn’t patriotic. It’s the worst type of partisanship imaginable.

It’s just my opinion but I can’t imagine the voters voting for a political party that’s most interested in hating rather than accomplishing. Democrats are about hating. If they’re about accomplishing, they’re worthless at accomplishing.

It’s indisputable that Democrats, especially from the AOC/Ilhan Omar/Rashid Tlaib wing of the Democrat Party, will do anything to thwart President Trump. Further, that trio of freshmen are just part of that wing of the Democrat Party. It isn’t complete if you don’t add Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Jerry Nadler and other back-bench bomb-throwers to that list.

Finally, can you picture either political party doing this 15 years ago? I can’t. That didn’t exist 15-20 years ago.

Nobody does it better than Salena Zito. This week, the ‘it’ that I’m referring to is exposing who the Loony Left is. As with all of her reporting, Ms. Zito relied on a suitable foil. (My word, not Ms. Zito’s.) This week’s villain is Pennsylvania Democrat Brian Sims.

Sims is the jackass that harassed women in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Philadelphia. He’s also a Pennsylvania Democrat representing part of Philadelphia.

This is how big of a jerk Sims is:

That’s behavior far beyond what a jerk does. That’s what I’d expect from a militant activist. Frankly, I’d throw him in a woodchipper if it was legal. Here’s what Ms. Zito wrote:

When Brian Sims first ran for state representative in 2012, he ran as a new pro-business voice. He was going to be a bridge-builder, brimming with commonsense ideas on pocketbook issues. Sims never met that promise.

That’s understatement. It gets worse:

Last week, Sims decided to film his own harassment of a woman outside an abortion clinic here in Philadelphia, calling her an “old white lady” and her beliefs “grotesque” to her face and to the camera. The clear plan was to incite his audience against this peaceful protester, whom he saw as clearly bigoted and evil.

The whole act opened the window for Twitter observers into a dark, dark place in American culture, a gaping divide none of us quite know how to navigate. And while Sims’ harassment was, on the one hand, shocking, it was expected. A politician abusing his power thusly to crush religious conservatives is exactly what so many of us have been bracing for.

This was no outburst in the heat of a debate. He wasn’t reacting to a stressful situation. It also wasn’t a talk show appearance that went sour, nor was it a barroom brawl. He wasn’t caught off guard at his home or his office or a campaign event.

To put it succinctly, Sims ripped his own ‘moderate’ mask off. He pretended to be a moderate while he was actually a bitter radical. This should be a lesson for naïve Republicans.

It’d be nice to think that we can get along with these types of Democrats. That isn’t a luxury we can afford at this time. Republicans should realize that the left has gotten radicalized. (Think Antifa, Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street.) Then think Bernie Sanders and AOC.

This was an emboldened, out-of-touch, arrogant elected official who woke up one day last week and made a conscious decision to go to Planned Parenthood for the express purpose of fighting and badgering.

And he chose a woman, standing by herself. And he didn’t start a dialogue. He didn’t introduce himself. He badgered her. Repeatedly. Relentlessly. Angrily. He badgered an enemy he himself described as an old lady.

If ever there was a time to just utterly defeat Democrats, it’s right now. These radicals aren’t just wrong on the issues, they’re evil. Further, let’s realize that there aren’t that many moderate Democrats. I frequently tell my friends that the definition of the moderate Democrat is a Democrat running for office in a swing district. The moderation disappears an hour after they win election.

UPDATE: Watch the entire video. Sims claims that he’s seen the “insults, the attacks, the slurs and the racism that those protesters aim at mostly young girls.” Why didn’t he videotape that? Why didn’t he post that to Youtube? I’m betting that he didn’t because it doesn’t exist.

As with most central planning projects, the people directly affected by the project aren’t taken into consideration. That’s certainly the case with Blaine’s rejected solar energy proposal. As with most projects, this was a power play built on the premises that central planners know best and that the uppity peasants should just listen.

That’s certainly the message that comes through loud and clear when it’s written “From the start, City Hall threw its clout behind the proposed field of solar panels with a capacity to power about 760 homes, giving the project an aura of inevitability. ‘It’s an alternative energy and limits the use of coal, which everyone wants,’ Blaine Mayor Tom Ryan said at a December public meeting. ‘It limits the carbon footprint.'”

Nowhere is it written that the neighborhood’s wishes were taken into consideration. Nowhere did the central planners think that renewable energy wasn’t a high priority of the neighborhood. That’s what happens within a bubble.

Homeowners determined there’d never been a big solar farm placed so close to a residential neighborhood anywhere in the country. When residents spot checked zoning regulations in other jurisdictions, they learned that none of the nine cities and three counties allowed big solar farms near residential neighborhoods like theirs.

Yet residents got the feeling city officials were more interested in rubber-stamping the project than in listening to their concerns over safety, aesthetics and property values. “Cities should put their citizens first because that’s who they are there to serve,” said Chris Hildrum, a Blaine resident who led the opposition. “They should not put energy companies, government entities or anything above the people they are there to serve. And when they do that, they create problems for everybody and everything.”

Mr. Hildrum’s statement is blasphemy to central planners. People are subjects unworthy of consideration with central planners. The people aren’t their concern. Here’s proof of that:

Days before city officials were set to amend the city code to allow solar farms in Blaine in late December, residents finally got through to City Councilor Julie Jeppson.

“I’m guessing this is not the last time we’re going to hear about it. So let’s prepare ourselves so when the right opportunities come up so we’re ready for them,” said Jeppson, a supporter of prudent solar development. “So we don’t have these huge miscommunications with neighbors and make them feel like we’re sneaking something under the radar with them. Have it out there, this is our policy, this is how we’re going to uphold it.”

Nothing in those statements indicates that she’s listened to the people.