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Santa Barbara’s Straw Ban Goes Full Fascist…You Won’t Believe How Strict These Laws Are

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Can you imagine going to jail–that’s right, jail–for simply handing a straw to a customer at a restaurant?

This is the level of insanity the eco-fascists in Santa Barbara have achieved, and yet, straws barely pose a threat to the environment, proving once and for all that the green agenda is about nothing more than unprecedented levels of control.

The National Review explains:

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The city of Santa Barbara has passed an ordinance that will allow restaurant employees to be punished with up to six months of jail time or a $1,000 fine for giving plastic straws to their customers.

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The bill was passed unanimously last Tuesday, and covers bars, restaurants, and other food-service businesses. Establishments will still be allowed to hand out plastic stirrers, but only if customers request them.

They also explain that while Santa Barbara’s straw ban is hardly the first in the nation, it’s certainly the most strict, especially when you consider the facts that they’ve not only banned compostable straws as well (…wut) but rogue servers are faced with an infraction for each unsolicited straw they hand out, so one may end up facing years in prison for passing out enough…straws. STRAWS.

And of course, like all psychotically oppressive green agenda policies, it will do little for the environment.

As Reason notes, straws represent only 0.02 percent of the amount of plastic waste that is estimated to go into the ocean each year. What’s more, the United States is responsible for only about 1 percent of the total amount of plastic waste that’s in the ocean overall. All things considered, this new ordinance isn’t going to be making a real dent in the problem it’s intended to solve — but it could create some harm. As Reason explains, straw bans could end up having a negative impact on disabled people who cannot drink without them.

That is, of course, no matter to virtue signaling leftists who care more about the environment than they do people, and often don’t even bother to check and see if their reusable this or banned that is actually making an impact on anyone except regular, everyday people.

 

 

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