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Plastic Bag Bans Are in Retreat Across the Country

28th June 2017

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Given the current trend, customers in Kermit and across the country will be able once again to bring their groceries home in inexpensive bags provided by their merchants. A challenge to the legality of all local bag bans in the state has made its way to the Texas Supreme Court. State legislatures across the country are taking aggressive steps to roll back local bans.

The Ruling Class don’t see any problem dictating to people how they ought to live, or to businesses what services they can provide their customers. They are, after all, the smartest people in the room — certainly smarter than anybody with out an Ivy League degree who lives in Flyover Country.

In May the Minnesota legislature passed a state-wide preemption on bag bans, overturning Minneapolis’s local prohibition. Iowa did the same in April, and over the past year, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana, have all passed restrictions on local governments banning and taxing bags.

Note that the bans are always on the part of (Democrat-run) city administrations, and the defenders of consumer choice are the state legislatures, responding to (dare I say it?) the will of the people at large. Funny it is how Democrats don’t really have all that much affection for democracy.

“These bans were never about bags,” says Rozenski, “they were about litter in the waste stream. Studies are showing negligible impact to litter.”

They were never about litter, either. It was all about controlling the sinners and making them live a life of leftist virtue, in relation to which facts are irrelevant.

Bag banners completely missed the value of the bags in reducing the litter stream, “seeing it from the recycling perspective,”Moreno said. “A lot of people use them for trash bags, lot of people use them to carry their lunch.”

Every store I buy from has containers for people to recycle plastic shopping bags, and my church has a program to do the same. If you buy groceries or go to church, there is every opportunity to conveniently recycle the bags. But, of course, it was never about the bags, only about the Narrative.

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