Where are all the pro-choice liberals when we need them? Can’t just ONE of them stand up and say, “I’m personally opposed to the use of plastic bags, but I support the right of people to choose plastic bags. It should be a private matter between a woman and her grocer.”?
Seriously, if The People were truly clamoring for a ban on plastic bags, wouldn’t they simply stop using them rather than waiting for their enlightened elected elites to force all of us to put our groceries in bacteria-lined fabric bags?
Editor’s Note: The proposed bill introduced in the Oregon Legislature is sponsored by two Republicans and two Democrats. It outlaws “single-use plastic checkout bags” and requires that customers either pay 5 cents for a paper bag or bring their own reusable bag. The passage of the bill could trigger similar laws in others states.
Dan is the business development manager for the Weston Auto Dealerships, and is a member of the Gresham-Barlow School Board.