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Jul 25 2018

Jail Time for Providing Customers with Drinking Straws

As noted previously (see here, here, and here), moonbats have been signaling their virtue with opposition to drinking straws. If they want to save the planet by going without straws, that’s fine. They can go without shoes for all I care. Except that where you have progressives, you have coercion:

The city of Santa Barbara has passed an ordinance that will allow restaurant employees to be punished with up to six months of jail time or a $1,000 fine for giving plastic straws to their customers.

The original idea was that plastic straws are offensive to the oceans, but Santa Barbara’s cartoonishly tyrannical ordinance applies even to inferior compostable straws that disintegrate when they get wet.

Each straw distributed is considered a separate infraction. Pass out straws to a party of six and you could get 3 years behind bars.

Like most environmental jihads, the campaign against straws serves only a symbolic purpose. Straws comprise an infinitesimal 0.02% of the plastic waste that goes into the sea.

This is why every sick fad indulged in by progressives is alarming. By definition, a progressive is someone who worships government force. Anything they like, they would like to impose. Anything they don’t like, for whatever asinine reason, they will forbid to all of us given the political leverage.

On a tip from The Peace President™.

One Response to “Jail Time for Providing Customers with Drinking Straws”

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