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Offline Jazzhead

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Getting back to the posted article, then, could it be that doing the right, responsible and unselfish thing is too difficult for Ms. Ocasio?

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Because your natural sense of wanting to do the right, responsible and unselfish thing can be appealed to without resort to coercion by the State.   It's the same argument I've made with respect to the abortion issue for years.

Ooh, unfortunate choice of examples.

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How can that be, that we recycle without the strong arm of the law demanding it?!?  :shrug:

The democommies do not believe anyone will do the "right" thing without the boot of the state on their neck.
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Because your natural sense of wanting to do the right, responsible and unselfish thing can be appealed to without resort to coercion by the State.   It's the same argument I've made with respect to the abortion issue for years.

First of all, laws regulating abortion do not involve coersion in any shape or form.  Secondly, your position has consistently been that States do not have the right to reflect the will of the people by formulating their  own laws - a position which directly contradicts the Constitution of the United States of America.
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The democommies do not believe anyone will do the "right" thing without the boot of the state on their neck.
Well, that's because so much of what they think is "right" goes against Nature.
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NYT gives AOC cover:
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As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling
With China no longer accepting used plastic and paper, communities are facing steep collection bills, forcing them to end their programs or burn or bury more waste.
By Michael Corkery
    March 16, 2019

Recycling, for decades an almost reflexive effort by American households and businesses to reduce waste and help the environment, is collapsing in many parts of the country.

Philadelphia is now burning about half of its 1.5 million residents’ recycling material in an incinerator that converts waste to energy. In Memphis, the international airport still has recycling bins around the terminals, but every collected can, bottle and newspaper is sent to a landfill. And last month, officials in the central Florida city of Deltona faced the reality that, despite their best efforts to recycle, their curbside program was not working and suspended it.

Those are just three of the hundreds of towns and cities across the country that have canceled recycling programs, limited the types of material they accepted or agreed to huge price increases.

“We are in a crisis moment in the recycling movement right now,” said Fiona Ma, the treasurer of California, where recycling costs have increased in some cities.

Prompting this nationwide reckoning is China, which until January 2018 had been a big buyer of recyclable material collected in the United States. That stopped when Chinese officials determined that too much trash was mixed in with recyclable materials like cardboard and certain plastics.  ...
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