Government Set to Control Your Light Switch



The next step in government tyranny in the name of saving the planet won’t even require the House, Senate and President to vote.

The Department of Energy recently decided they have authority over appliances in your home. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently issued five new energy efficiency standards for large appliances, and is reworking the policy to include ten new categories. According to Assistant Energy Secretary Cathy Zoi “…we have a mandate. Where we can actually just issue regulations and do market transformation.”

They think they have hte power to transform the market. The “free” market and they’ll tell you it’s for an environmental cause in order to sell it to the gullible among us.

This also from BigGovernment.com:

Smart Grid sounds harmless and modern, but it will be incredibly intrusive. Appliances in the future will have microchips installed; when you plug them in, they will handshake with the grid, and a central authority will determine whether that appliance deserves to get power or not. If a bureaucrat in Washington decides that it’s not hot enough for you to put on the air conditioner, your air conditioner will not work. If the Fed decides that Margaritas lead to too much trouble on Cinco de Mayo, all blenders can be disabled for the day.

They can also turn off radios, televisions and computers. In the era of electronic information, restricting the freedom of the press is as easy as turning off the light. The idea is to conserve power, but a Smart Government will be able to use the technology to retain power as well.

We’ve given up our freedom in small pieces but eventually, like large governments of the past, those pieces can be connected and before we know it a noose is around the neck of freedom.

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