The left is one baby step away from going full-on Soviet Union, lately. A Dem Congressman’s recently slip should concern his voters but it reflects the extreme left’s insane way of thinking.
You should remember the name, Jesse Dominguez. He lives in Santa Barbara where he is a city councilman.
The reason you should care about this particular councilman in Santa Barbara is that he holds a surprising view of personal freedom and liberty. Dominguez recently said in a public meeting: “Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”
When he made these comments he was debating the earnestly important matter of the criminalization of plastic straws.
Is it possible the people of Santa Barbara are so obtuse they cannot effectively navigate through life without regulations regarding the use and disposal of plastic straws?
The answer to that is probably not, because after Dominguez blurted out those blatantly progressive words, the backlash ensued and an apology followed.
“I just wanted to apologize,” Dominguez said at the beginning of the meeting, according to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk:
“A few weeks ago I made a string of words in a rhetorical fashion about regulation and they were not taken as rhetorical and that’s my fault so I want to apologize.”
It’s not clear whether Dominguez has learned his lesson about controlling every aspect of people’s lives, however, because he still voted to support the plastic straw ban.
He and the rest of the council didn’t stop there. Polystyrene and foam products are banned there as well.
Unfortunately for Dominguez, what happens in Santa Barbara doesn’t necessarily stay in Santa Barbara. When word spread about the councilman’s lack of confidence his constituents’ intelligence, social media weighed in. Now all the internet knows him as not just a Santa Barbara city councilman but also a wannabe major micro-manager of people’s lives.