I was browsing AynRand.org and found a letter to the editor about the Government in San Francisco banning plastic bags. I don’t know for sure if this is true since I don’t live anywhere near there, but if it is, it’s sickening. Click here to read the letter.

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I never like it when I hear about stuff like this. The plastic bag is a great invention and it’s not right that they take them away. Not only can you use them to take your items to your car, you can also use them to take your lunch to work. I also hear they’re good to pick up your dog’s crap off the sidewalk. Even though the people that live on my street don’t seem to know this (There is dog crap on my sidewalk!). So you see banning plastic bags is actually a disservice to the customers and society.

What will we use to pack our lunches, clean up sidewalks, use as a garbage bag in our cars, fill with newspapers to recycle, collect aluminum cans in, and use to put dirty clothes in when on a long trip?

But to get back to the point of the letter, the writer makes a very good point. “People, not plastic bags, are responsible for littering, and we already have laws against littering.” So the environmentalists are copping out. They should just try to educate people not to waste bags and to use ones that are reusable. They should use their time and money on education, not lobbying! But like most unreasonable people (liberals), they just want everything to be easy and have big daddy government step in and tell us little people to play nice.

Well I don’t want to play nice! If you live in San Francisco and want a plastic bag, let me know and I will mail you some. That way when you go to the store you can use your plastic bag with pride, knowing that you are standing up for the right to choose, paper or plastic.

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6 Responses to Government Banning Plastic Bags

  1. Andrew says:

    San Francisco has long been the hotbed for poltical liberalism, a school of thought that relies on emotions, not logic. It is a very SF-ian thing to do, requesting a ban on plastic bags. Because of the effects they have on the environment (and, to any SF-ians, animals affect the environment too! let’s ban them!) when not disposed of properly, the sympathy card is a very simple card to play that requires no logic whatsoever.

    The decision to use paper or plastic has been and must be decided by either the consumer or the business; the letter should have been written to the men and women who control supermarkets and places of commerce, not the government.

    (P.S. Neal Boortz’s book is amazing but I never seem to be able to catch his show! Aggravation!)

  2. Mosley says:

    Andrew you should call in to the podcast. I am recording it Friday at 8pm. Let me know if you can make it.

  3. Andrew says:

    Thank you very much for the invitation but I can’t make it.

    I did enjoy the last podcast, though. Have a good time in Vegas!

  4. emily says:

    Mosley it is two days before Earth Day, you should be ashamed of yourself!!
    People managed to do without plastic bags for centuries…I’m sure we can manage. And if people in general are too stupid to be aware of the consequences of their actions, then someone needs to enforce something sometime! Sheesh.

  5. pat says:

    I just listened to your podcast for the first time tonight. Pretty interesting stuff. I used to listen to Boortz at work all the time at my last job, but I’ve kind of given up on talk radio.

  6. Roadie says:

    Sean and I sent a package of plastic bags to Glenn Beck. He will be shipping them all to SF.

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