We haven’t heard much from Biden’s failed head of the Department of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg recently. The last time he was in the news, it was because he was neglecting a national supply chain crisis. Guess what, that was in August of 2021. That problem still persists and perhaps is getting worse. We’ve seen nothing from this DOT chief that can solve this plan.
But what do you expect from a failed presidential candidate that couldn’t even manage a small town?
How is Buttigieg trying to remedy his part of the failed Biden administration? Is he trying to rebuild American infrastructure, focusing on worn out roads and bridges? Is he trying to make sure our airports and public transportation is the best in the world? After all, he got a ton of money from Biden’s $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill. That must mean old Pete is doing—
Oh, no, he’s just going to install speed cameras everywhere.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s “National Roadway Safety Strategy” includes promoting the use of speed cameras in cities and towns as a “proven safety countermeasure.”
“That law creates a new Safe Streets and Roads for All program, providing $6 billion to help cities and towns deliver new, comprehensive safety strategies, as well as accelerate existing, successful safety initiatives,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg during a speech on Thursday about the launch of DOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy. [Source: Just the News]
Perhaps in an attempt to paper-over his failures on the supply chain, Buttigieg is back championing a “safe highway” strategy. Included in this program will be speed cameras that have been knocked down as unconstitutional in many states. Yet far be it from Pete to do anything that doesn’t trample the rights of the American people.
What’s so disturbing about this announcement is that Pete Buttigieg’s former South Bend administration was under investigation for misusing infrastructure funds. He was implicated as numerous city agencies came under fire. Yet idiot Joe made this man head over the country’s entire transportation department.
And we’re not supposed to assume Democrats are cheating the country?
Instead of improving old, broken-down roads or expanding highways, Pete’s focus is on “safety.” If the last two years have taught us anything, is that the government uses safety as an excuse to undermine our rights. Buttigieg is using the guise of speed safety to potentially install cameras that will monitor your activities on the road. Instead of trusting police to keep our streets safe, he wants the government to surveille us. Does that sound like a step in the right direction?
The only silver lining is that these cameras can only be used by local cities and states. Let’s hope enough governors will push back against using them.
Author: Bo Dogan