Issaquah group wants to bring plastic bag ban to voters

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plastic bagsISSAQUAH — Save Our Choice, a volunteer organization against bans on plastic bags, wants to allow voters to decide whether the city should continue its plastic bag ban since its inception on March 1.

The group submitted 3,400 signatures to the city, which passed them for review to the King County elections department. Save Our Choice co-founder Craig Keller said he would still collect signatures in case the county invalidated any of the collected signatures. The ban exists now for larger scale retailers, but goes into effect for all stores beginning March 1, 2014.

State Sen. Mark Mullet (D) led the charge for the ordinance as an effort to preserve the landscape and environment.


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  • Green Laker

    Why is banning the first thing liberals think of when trying to solve a problem? A few people litter? Ban plastic bags. Think you have the solution to save electricity? Ban incandescent light bulbs. Someone couldn't supervise their children? Ban BuckyBalls (magnets). Offended by language in music? Try to ban offensive lyrics.

    When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. BAN BAN BAN BAN!

    • Stoat

      "Why is banning the first thing liberals think of when trying to solve a problem?"

      Because Totalitarianism is the primary foundation of the Left. Government is the Left's religion, and because Government can't appeal to the better aspects human nature and morality as real religions do, everything is based upon Government control over other peoples' lives. A physical object is used improperly by a tiny minority of people even though it benefits hundreds of millions who use it properly? Ban it. People of different cultures and sexual orientations not getting along? Place them into groups & classes, pit them against each other, and legislatively favor those groups who embrace a Leviathan Government steamrolling over their opponents.

      Leftism is perfect for those who are on the losing side of an argument and don't have the integrity to admit it when they're wrong and change their opinions. For the thin-skinned and weak of mind, it's far easier to use the cudgel of Government to force things to happen rather than to make a solid, thoughtful and logical case for it. The only thing that needs to be done for so many is to shrilly project an emotional outrage, regardless of the facts involved, and Government will rush to their rescue. Liberalism is truly the religion of the infantile….just scream, stamp your feet and demand that Big Brother come to your rescue.

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