Imagine two ladies walking down the sidewalk in the shopping area on Gateway St. in Springfield, OR.
“Thelma, would you hand me a nose wipe from your purse, four-year-old Leslie’s nose is running?”
“Sorry, Louise, our city has recently passed an Ordinance that “Transferring Items to Pedestrians is Prohibited”. (Springfield Code 6.112)
“Surely you’re kidding, Thelma”.
“Nope, Louise, see it’s right there on the sign. You never know if a City “Staffer, Designee or Ordinance Enforcement Officer” is watching and it could result in a $50 citation. But tell you what; let the little bugger
use my shirt tail, that’s not illegal yet”.
“Golly, Thelma, do they wear uniforms like the S.S. of old or civvies like the Gestapo?”
It’s getting hard to tell them apart from freedom lovers.
In the rush to seal every crack of freedom, many cities are passing “progressive” ordinances without engaging their thinking mush. This ordinance is a carbon copy of ordinances throughout the state of Oregon, a most “progressive” state. What one city does the others follow, apparently thinking that what is good for one is good for all. Seems like that emulates the Marxist Manifesto.
Sure hope the police have better things to do with our hard earned tax money.
Image: Courtesy of Les Weaver
Les Weaver: Born into abject poverty in 1934, he spent his teen years on farms as a foster child and was classified as a farm laborer when he joined the Navy in 1952. After that service, he had a short stint at a University but moved on to 35 years associated with the engineering and technical sciences in Aero-Space, retiring from two Aerospace giants in senior positions and a small business. Until retirement, his writing experience was limited to technical occupational reports. His wife is a German immigrant, now a proud American and together they enjoy gardening. Les takes breaks from gardening to express himself to the politicians by phone, email and now thru ClashDaily/DougGiles.