Opinion: California dream could become a nightmare

Photo by Jae C. Hong of The Associated Press / An electric vehicle charger stands in the parking lot of a gas station in South El Monte, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Discounted prices, car-share programs, and a robust network of public charging stations are among the ways California will try to make electric vehicles affordable and convenient for people of all income levels as it phases out the sale of new gas cars by 2035.

"Well, they're out there a-having fun In that warm California sun" — 1964 song by The Rivieras

California has become an example of what a state looks like when it is controlled by a single party — in this case Democrats — who are trying to impose a green energy secular religion on their people.

State officials have banned the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035, but a preview of the nightmare that could occur in the near future is happening now.

Facing a heat wave this week and the high chances of rolling blackouts, Californians are being told to turn up the temperature on air conditioners to at least 78 degrees and not charge their electric cars on Sunday afternoons and evenings. If there isn't enough electricity to charge the current number of electric cars in California (estimated by the office of Gov.