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Aug 06 2018

Santa Barbara City Council Sums Up Progressive Do-Gooder Mentality in a Sentence

A local media report on the insanely intrusive Santa Barbara City Council making it a criminal offense to provide drinking straws has come to wider attention. It provides a quote that sums up the mentality of the progressive ruling class.

A business owner asked what would come next, after the city had banned straws as well as polystyrene foam. Ziploc bags? Bottle caps? Councilman Jason Dominguez responded:

“Unfortunately, common sense is just not common,” he said. “We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”

When his forthrightness evoked a reaction, Dominguez tried to walk it back by claiming that he only “made a string of words in a rhetorical fashion” and that “there was confusion about what I said.”

On the contrary, what he said cleared up any confusion as to whether there is a limit to the extremes liberals will take their do-gooder totalitarianism. They literally plan to regulate every aspect of our lives in the name of their flaky ideology.

The city council meeting also featured testimony from a little kid in flipflops on why drinking straws must be forbidden:

“I do not think it is fair for the sea animals to eat our trash,” said 9-year-old Weston Burwell. “I hope you protect our environment by eliminating these straws. Who needs them anyway?”

Having a 9-year-old testify was entirely appropriate, considering that the jihad against drinking straws is largely based on the talking point that Americans use over 500 million drinking straws per day. This phony statistic, repeatedly screeched by self-righteous moonbats, was invented by 9-year-old Milo Cress in 2011.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva and Dragon’s Lair.

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