The government sets stricter pollution laws and forces the car companies to produce only vehicles that meet those standards.
The consumer can still pick any vehicle brand, style, color, model, they want. You are not taking away the choice from the consumer, you are making the choices sustainable for future generations.
I am not political at all - hardly know anything about it. I always thought, though, that "conservatism" meant as you say . .1. Fiscally thrifty and 2. Socially not nosy.
I can't really understand how Ted Cruz is a "conservative" because he is 2. Socially very nosy to the point of being insane.
He's a prominent member of the party - he was in contention for the Presidency. And it's not just him, either - there are plenty of "Conservative" politicians who are socially very nosy.
I think I basically agree with everything you say except that it's a freak or 20, not a freak or 2. Either that or The Republican's are not really "conservative" . .or else I have my own definition wrong. Something not computing.
Anyway - I definitely prefer the "leave me alone and mind your business" platform. But . .minding your business includes not screwing it up for everyone around you . .so it could be compatible with limiting your ability to drive a high mileage vehicle, etc.
I think it's not just about their flexibility/strength/swing speed. It's about how they get the max out of the club because they hit the sweet spot almost without fail. If they had the same exact swing you or I have, they'd still hit it further than we do because they'd be hitting that spot on the club that maximizes the distance all the time while we hit all around the face.
That is consistent with what I'm saying. Did you miss where my position was NOT 'status quo'. Your party bias is keeping you from reading.
as for the gas comment - I agree also with the sentiment about being good stewards, but still not to force it on others - that seems to be an area where you want to force others to your viewpoint rather than convince them to CHOOSE for the themselves to do the right thing....