Massachusetts Town Bans Bottled Water

Posted: May 05, 2010 9:23 PM
In 1775, the town of Concord, Mass., hosted one of the first battles in a revolutionary fight for freedom against a tyrannical government.  Now, 235 years later, the town has banned the sale of bottled drinking water.

My how the concepts of "freedom" and "liberty" have evolved...
"We only have one planet and I just don't want to see it spoiled," said Jean Hill, who introduced the measure at Concord's Town Meeting...

The measured passed by Concord would allow the sale of refillable containers of water, which could still be sold and delivered in town. Only plastic bottles that companies cannot reuse would be banned.

"Water is something we can get from the faucet. You can't turn your faucet on and get soda," said Selectwoman Virginia McIntyre, explaining why other plastic bottles would not be banned.
Ms. McIntyre should come down to Washington where she could turn the faucet on and get a cool, refreshing glass of lead!  I'll never forget the day I was told I should drink bottled water if I wanted to one day give birth to a child without deformities.  But I digress...
Supporters say the production of plastic water bottles uses 17 million barrels of oil each year... The ban on plastic water bottle sales may be largely symbolic. Town officials aren't sure they have the power to enact the ban without approval from the state.
Ha! Since when have rules about "delegated powers" ever stopped liberals?  If they weren't sure they even had the power to enact such a ban, why did they?

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