Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Infrastructure Bill A Bill Of Goods


              The United States Senate recently passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The bill was sold to the American people as an investment in their country’s broadband, transit, and water systems. In reality, the bill directs some of the staggering amount of taxpayer’s money towards ensuring that Democrats are never out of power again. The bill’s Digital Equity Act would also provide money for the effective elevation of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) to a “specifically protected class status,” warns the Family Research Council.       

              Pot did you say? You are correct. The bill includes a provision that will permit states that have not yet legalized recreational marijuana to get various “samples and strains” of weed for research purposes, by creating a “national clearinghouse to collect and distribute” pot and products containing it.

              Oddly enough, according to WUSA-TV, the very same infrastructure bill “mandates that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration must create rules mandating that alcohol monitoring systems be required for all new cars.” The bill mandates that a government entity mandate something?

WUSA noted that the technology would be required to either “Passively monitor the performance of a driver of a motor vehicle to accurately identify whether that driver may be impaired; and prevent or limit motor vehicle operation if an impairment is detected,” or “Passively and accurately detect whether the blood alcohol concentration of a driver of a motor vehicle is equal to or greater than the blood alcohol concentration described in section 163(a) of title 23, United States Code; and prevent or limit motor vehicle operation if a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit is detected.” Or both.

The bill does not mandate that the NHTSA mandate that marijuana monitoring systems be required for all new cars.

A question: what happens if a vehicle’s alcohol monitoring system determines that a driver is impaired, and that driver turns out to be a non-binary bisexual goofed on ganja? I mean, we taxpayers may have paid for both the alcohol monitoring systems and the pot that impaired the driver. But the driver would be unlikely to be prosecuted or face repercussions due to his/her/they/its status as a member of a protected group. That is government in action!

Infrastructure bill? Yeah, right. Now tell us the one about the three bears.

Or should I say the three non-binary, bisexual bears who are being simultaneously encouraged to use “medical” marijuana and never to drink and drive?


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