The Independence Institute is proud to announce its third of five nominations for 2018’s Californian of the Year. This coveted recognition goes to the Coloradan who best exemplifies the effort to change our once liberty-loving Colorado into the command-and-control state of California.
We believe in the Colorado Culture where we crave the freedom to make our own decisions. Those who vie for Californian of the Year believe in the Californian Control of demanding to make decisions for others.
Our third nomination for Californian of the Year is none other than the future president of the United States, John Hickenlooper, who in 2018 ceded control of Colorado’s air quality and automobile regulations directly to California.
Seeing that the best and quickest way to become California is to give Colorado’s government over to California’s governor, our governor went around the state legislature and “adopted” the California Low Emission Vehicle Standard. While the courts will have to decide if Hick even has the authority to gift Jerry Brown control of Colorado without lawmakers’ okay, you gotta admire the honesty of submitting the citizens of Colorado to the authority of the Californian Empire. Not quite Austria in 1938, but getting there.
Under this official surrender to California, the California governor’s appointees will legally call the shots for what type of vehicles will be sold in Colorado. Jerry Brown’s lackeys will now dictate what battery-powered, golf cart-sized cars and trucks Colorado ranchers will be able to buy to haul supplies over the continental divide. Yes, a governor for all Colorado.
Congratulations to John Hickenlooper for capitulating to the leftist lords of the west coast and making Colorado officially subservient to the will and whims of California’s governor. Darth Vader had Boba Fett. Jerry’s got John.
We will announce our 2018 Californian of the Year on January 2nd. Stay tuned, and welcome to the New California!