"One square of toilet paper"

A good reason why pop singers shouldn't set public policy

I suppose it's a good thing that Sheryl Crow isn't actually making decisions for the rest of us.

That is one of the things that really bothers me about today's environmental movement. Not the fact that they are "concerned," but that environmentalists assume right away that other's individual choice has be eliminated for the common good.

Not to mention unforeseen consequences. Emphasis added.

I have spent the better part of this tour trying to come up with easy ways for us all to become a part of the solution to global warming. Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating. One of my favorites is in the area of forest conservation which we heavily rely on for oxygen. I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don't want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required.

Granted this is not exactly a policy statement. But think about the chutzpah here. She doesn't want to deprive us of rights, but we use too much toilet paper.

It's not enough that we are forced to use those triple-dammed low flow toilets that clog, but not we're only supposed to use one sheet of TP? Quilted or non-quitled? How many ply? Do men get "credit" for when we just have to stand? Do we put taxes on excessive rolls?

I don't even want to think about the implications of black market toilet paper.

In a nutshell, here's what's wrong with the environmental movement today. When persuasion isn't enough, the advocates are all too ready to invoke force. All without debate.

Hat tip Drudge Report.

— NeoWayland

Posted: Mon - April 23, 2007 at 02:15 PM  Tag

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