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They’re sacking our freedom

Dear Editor:

I am glad to see that the town of Glenwood Springs isn’t intruding into the privacy of shoppers and shop owners in forcing a fee on grocery bag use. It is so sick that a city would even waste their time contriving a de facto tax on this.

What the hell happened to freedom? If you regulate this, what is next? How does the fee help anyway? We are all humans and we all do things that are “harmful to the environment.”

Who is the bigger polluter? The person who drives 20 miles to another city to purchase some food that is cheaper than in their hometown store and uses a dirty, germ-ridden, cloth-bag? Are you really going to wash these after each use? Isn’t that dirty? Doesn’t that use chemicals and fossil fuels to get the job done? Or the guy who walks to the local market and buys a bag full of groceries then walks home with his goods? That same guy is probably, like many folks, using the bag for trash collection at home rather than purchase plastic trash bags.

If this goes through in Carbondale, I will load up my grocery cart as usual, head to the checkout line, and if a fee is imposed upon me, I will be leaving the store without completing the purchase and head to Glenwood.

While I am there, I will be buying a bunch of other stuff because I’m there anyway.

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Michael Ferry

Carbondale

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