The ban on plastic straws in one California city carries with it a hefty fine and possible jail time for violators.
The overreach of progressives in Santa Barbara is eyebrow-raising to say the least , but the new law which goes into effect in 2019 is even more ridiculous when it is put into perspective.
Last fall,, California’s Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill making it no longer a felony in the state to knowingly expose someone to HIV without telling them. The misdemeanor carries a 6-month prison term, the same as someone caught using plastic straws in Santa Barbara.
In Santa Barbara, EACH straw given out can carry 6 months jail time and/or $1000 fine.
Knowingly giving someone HIV in Cali is…6 months jail.
You can have heftier punishment for handing out 2 straws than handing out AIDS.
I hate California.
— Julia (@hornstar420) July 26, 2018
Not sure if Democrats in the state actually realize they are equating the public health hazard of spreading a disease to the use of plastic drinking implements.
As founder of Live Action, a national pro-life and human rights group, noted on Twitter, straw use could land you in jail in California but abortions continue to be perfectly legal.
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In California, restaurant servers could go to jail for handing out plastic straws.
But abortions like this one are completely legal. pic.twitter.com/BWwhK828op
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) July 27, 2018
Cali is crazy. They would rather protect a S. American fish than a fetus.
— diane (@dkozmom) July 27, 2018
i feel sick.
— KSabs (@ksabst) July 27, 2018
Santa Barbara passed the bill banning the distribution or sale of plastic straws back in June, with some exceptions in light of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The maximum fine in Seattle, the first major U.S. city to ban plastic straws in July, is just $250, compared to Santa Barbara which imposes a maximum fine of $1,000 and up to six months in jail for repeat offenders, according to Newsweek.
What would happen if an illegal immigrant used a plastic straw in California? ?
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) July 26, 2018
If illegals start using plastic straws in California will they finally be deported?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) July 27, 2018
Starbucks announced it would be phasing out plastic straws in all of its stores as well as the latest progressive trend takes root. The premise for the environmentally conscious ban is that American’s go through 500 million straws a day.
But it turns out, the straw ban is based on 9-yr-old’s research and has been repeatedly promoted, reported and legislated without disputing those claims.
Unfortunately, banning straws won’t actually stop California Democratic officials from sucking.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 27, 2018
“That a municipality would ban plastic straws is sadly unsurprising in the year 2018, when seemingly every city, celebrity, corporation, and cute kid with a nonprofit wants to eliminate the little suckers from polite society,” Reason reported.
The publication also noted “the dubious environmental benefits of banning straws, which make up a tiny fraction of plastic waste.”
Another shining example of the nonsense from the left.
Wtf is wrong with CA? #WalkAway normal people.
— Lesley Sebastian (@MakeMineTexas) July 27, 2018
It’s funny that you can get into more trouble over possessing a plastic straw than knowingly spreading HIV in California.
— Ivana Jerkuov (@EvilRussianBot) July 27, 2018
A city in California just approved jail time for defying the plastic straw ban. pic.twitter.com/cOf6WSl1vS
— Austin Petersen (@AP4Liberty) July 26, 2018
People should just start mailing straws to the San Fransisco City council.
— Ron Smith (@yepronsaidit) July 26, 2018
Some people have lost their minds. Dont tell them that plastic spoons and forks have more plastic content than straws. #assultstraws
— Allan Rea (@allanrea_rea) July 26, 2018
If we ship straws from Nebraska into California, will we be prosecuted as “straw men”… 😉
— Jeffery (@RevGrams) July 26, 2018
Wait until an illegal has a straw. Then it will be racist to mention the straw. Democrats have lost their marbles. #WalkAway
— Kelsey, M.S. (@luckykelsey) July 27, 2018
Homelessness might be rampant. MS 13 might be running amok. Taxes might be through the roof. Human trafficking, gridlock, crime, horrible education system, lack of clean drinking water. But at least they won’t have plastic straws to worry about. Its liberalism in a nutshell.
— Steve G (@eyecando) July 27, 2018
California is more concerned with getting rid of illegal straws than illegal aliens.
— Mike S. Adams (@MikeSAdams) July 27, 2018
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