Why is it Always Racism?

What to know: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s advisor Veronica Davis says cars are racist: “…vehicles have wreaked havoc on the environment and communities. Racism shaped the urban and suburban areas, where even today we see the residual effects.”

The TPPF take: Ultimately, the Biden administration seeks to reshape American life—including the elimination of private vehicles.

“In Biden’s fantasy world of renewables only and zero emissions, only the wealthiest of the wealthy would enjoy the luxury of constant electricity, easy transportation, and affordable goods and services,” says TPPF’s Jason Isaac. “Unfortunately, that may be the goal, not the consequence — at least if you listen to Biden advisors advocating for a ‘liberal world order.’”

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Tiny Tyrants Dethroned

What to know: On Sept. 1, a new law took effect banning Texas’ local governments from implementing or enforcing “a vaccine mandate, mask requirement or private business or school closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.” The new restrictions are needed to prevent left-leaning local officials from pushing authoritarian mandates and diktats similar to those of the past.

The TPPF take: During the COVID-19 pandemic, many local officials acted as tiny tyrants. In the future, that’ll be much more difficult.

“The last several years have revealed a host of tiny tyrants occupying places of authority in Texas local government. The acts committed by those officials were wrong and, hopefully, won’t ever be repeated in the future,” says TPPF’s James Quintero. “The Texas Legislature deserves a lot of credit for reining in this type of local government overreach.”

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Union Blues

What to know: President Joe Biden used the Labor Day holiday to shore up his support from unions.

The TPPF take: Many labor organizations are at odds with the rest of America.

“It’s 2023, not 1937, but our workforce policy hasn’t caught up,” says TPPF’s Erin Valdez. “Unions have fought—not supported—opportunity for working Texans.”

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