Huntington Beach has overturned their bag ban – “the citizens of Huntington Beach are adults and deserve to be treated like adults who can make their own choice”

22 Apr

I think people in Huntington Beach California hit on an important point here – we are adults, and deserve to be treated like adults who can think for ourselves. The bag ban was “heavy handed government,” and not based on hard science, but on the hysteria of a few environmental zealots. Here’s an article from last January, when Huntington Beach council began the process of overturning their ban. Like Chico, they’d had a turnover in their November election, the councilors who’d strong-armed the ban onto the public were ousted. 

http://fighttheplasticbagban.com/2015/01/22/huntington-beach-city-council-votes-to-repeal-plastic-bag-ban/

The bag ban was clearly behavioral modification, and that’s not what we need out of our government. When God scratches, “thou shalt not use plastic film bags…” on a rock, and throws it through the windshield of my car, I’ll pay attention.

Yeah, now I’m wondering about Sorensen and his posse. We’ll have to see what happens in 2016 when the state bag ban ban goes up to the people. For a change.

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4 Responses to “Huntington Beach has overturned their bag ban – “the citizens of Huntington Beach are adults and deserve to be treated like adults who can make their own choice””

  1. bob April 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    They could get rid of the ban now if they wanted. My guess is they never do. They figure we’re children or maybe like you say they are afraid they will be perceived as knuckle draggers if they get rid of it. My guess is that they do nothing and then the state measure to over turn the ban goes down in defeat as most voters in this state are brainwashed. So I think we are stuck with this ban forever.

    • bob April 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

      And even if it was overturned will the stores go back to free bags? I doubt it. They have found a new source of revenue.

    • Juanita Sumner April 22, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

      I wonder how it’s playing out in Huntington Beach – I’ll do some more checking.

  2. bob April 25, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    “The tax you pay is the bill for staying stupid…” Well that is one way of looking at it…

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