In a remarkable effort to subvert the will of the people, Hawai’i County Councilman Pete Hoffmann once again tries to force a ban on plastic bags. This is not the first time this jackass Pete Hoffmann has tried to ban plastic bags. This nanny state effort to regulate every aspect of our lives has to stop.
The alternative is to use reusable Grocery bags. However the unintended consequences of a nanny state government has people in danger of lead poisoning. OK, so they’ll redesign the lead out of the reusable bags, then what?
Then the bags become a potential bio-hazard when germs, mold, and other contaminates are passed on to food items.
“Across the country legislators are proposing bills to ban or tax paper and plastic bags, but the unintended consequence of such legislation is that people are using reusable bags, which independent testing shows can often contain excessive levels of lead” said CCF Senior Research Analyst J. Justin Wilson. “As an advocate for consumer choice I believe consumers should have the option of using lead-free plastic and paper bags when they’re bringing home their groceries.”
If people want to use reusable, then so be it. If people want to use plastic bags from the grocery store, then they should be allowed to do so. Plastic bags are also reusable. Lining trash bins, storing items, there are multiple uses for plastic bags.
However, nanny state busybodies like Pete Hoffmann claim plastic bags ruin the pristine environment. If anyone looks out the window, you’ll see there is a trash problem and not a plastic bag problem.
Instead of putting this to a vote and letting the people decide, one person will decide for all. So where does it stop? Plastic bags today, toy guns tomorrow.
It shall be unlawful to sell, attempt to sell, or offer for sale a toy gun to a minor under eighteen years of age… Any person who violates this section shall be subject to a fine of not more than $2,000, imprisonment of not more than ninety days, or both.
You can own a toy gun if you’re an adult. So what if the adult gives the toy gun to the child? What then? You cannot own a toy gun when you’re 17 years old, but you can join the military and carry an M16 rifle. The real thing.
The common theme is that these are all democrats. Dirty rotten, smelly, hippy dippy democrats. With nanny state socialist agendas.
What’s For Dinner?