The City Council of Concord, Taxachusetts! Thanks to William Teach for the story
I heard this one on the news yesterday or Wednesday, but, had completely forgotten about it during my morning news perusal. Fortunately,Tom Nelson is there to point the way
(Globe and Mail) Concord, Mass., has banned the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles, the Boston Herald reports. The bylaw, posted on the Town of Concord’s website, states: “It shall be unlawful to sell non-sparkling, unflavored drinking water in single-serving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of 1 litre (34 ounces) or less in the Town of Concord on or after Jan. 1, 2013.”
Violators face up to a $50 (U.S.) fine, with Concord’s Health Division responsible for enforcing the ban.
What makes this REALLY stupid is that the ban apparently does nothing about other drinks in plastic bottles.
It’s not like someone could simply go to another town, say Maynard or Bedford, to purchase the evil water bottles. Or, that drinks like Pepsi, Coke, Ginger Ale, orange soda, tea, etc, come in….plastic bottles (I often reuse soda or tea bottles by putting water in them).
This is clearly a case of Do-something-itis which affects many politicians, especially Liberal politicians. In this case we have a “crisis”, which really isn’t a crisis, but stick with me here. A crisis that demands legislation according to Leftist theology. So, we pass a law, and we feel better. The fact that the law is stupid does not stop that good feeling Liberals get from “doing something”. The fact that the law allows certain liquid products in evil plastic bottles but bans others in the same evil plastic bottles matters not either.
By the way, it seems that at one time plastic bags and bottles were pushed by Liberals in order to save our environment from evil paper bags and glass bottles. And they wonder why I call Liberalism an ideology of failure.