Canada May BAN Straws With Britain – Why This Is A TERRIBLE Idea (Freedom Minute)

Josh Sigurdson does another Freedom Minute update, this time regarding the absurdity of banning straws as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May ponder such a ban.
Alongside a straw ban would also be a ban on cotton swabs and drink stirrers. In fact, this may affect ALL commonwealth countries.
Government, the greatest polluter of all time wants to ban plastic straws, but meanwhile, government is the reason we see such a vast level of plastic pollution in the ocean in the first place. Government after all banned and regulated the hemp market, restricting the free market from making choices when it comes to greener alternatives all while monopolizing major petroleum companies like Standard Oil at the end of the 19th century.
Small business competition was pushed out of the market. If the markets were unrestricted we would have seen individual demand take hold and countless smaller companies would be competing for the best product at the best price. The market would vastly innovate and competition would fluorish. That which pollutes the most and poses the greatest risk to human health would be replaced by greater, more higher quality alternatives.
Plastic can easily be made out of hemp and corn stock cellulose. But instead of allowing the free market to prop up these great alternatives, the government has stood in the way of it, every step of the way while virtue signalling about the environment.

The straw ban is a terrible idea and will only further restrict free will and restrict the market.

Stay tuned as we continue to cover these issues!

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  • 416 Recession Guide

    When i went to the club this saturday they wouldn’t serve me a drink with a straw. Now I understand why lmao

  • ironman 123

    The migrant crisis was probably manufactured by the American government to cause a anarchrist shift to the alt right

  • xiobus

    But straws are killing people just say other day I was drinking a drink and my straw hop down my cup and pierced through someone’s neck and killed them… I tried to stop it so horrible ????

  • Genus Musa

    The world is collapsing and the loonies in government are more bothered about straws. They keep promoting population increasing and causing consumption.

  • Harrison Hardcastle

    Nine most terrifying words in the English language are ” I’m from the government and I’m here to help”

  • John Morley

    Plastic made from hemp isn’t magically different.
    Cotton balls are 90% cellulose and a better source than hemp.
    Which particular plastics are you thinking about?

  • Bill Hollingsworth

    In an unregulated market the world would be one gigantic garbage dump. Left to their own devices private corporations have committed one environmental disaster after another. Even simple things such as container deposits which in my state means there are no empty drink containers ever dumped on the side of the road are opposed to the death by drink manufacturers. You are barking up the wrong tree on this one.

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