Here’s Exactly What Happens To People With Disabilities When You Ban Plastic Straws

While it’s part of my job to point out the hilariously epic failures of leftist thought and policies, the reason why we are opposed to these policies in the first place is that they are wrong and they are harmful.

Harmful to prosperity, harmful to liberty, harmful to people.

Now, when the earth-worshipping, brownie points-seeking lefties started pushing all manner of bans and taxes on single-use plastics, they probably didn’t have a whole lot of misanthropy in their motivations. At least, not much more than the obligatory minimum levels of misanthropy required of one to become an environmentalist.

But, as we all know, the Achilles’ heel of leftism is its unintended consequences.

When it comes to plastic straw bans, people with disabilities are the ones who will suffer. Though she didn’t want to be, Twitter user “moe,” a woman with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, became the poster child for what a simple trip to a restaurant will be like for people with disabilities who depend on plastic drinking straws.

In a series of now-private tweets, she wrote:

This is an oft-repeated remark, especially among folks who immediately assume you’re a prankster if you use a motorized scooter at the grocery store but don’t “look handicapped,” and it needs to end.

Someone pin a medal on that dad.

We’ll put a dollar in the swear jar on moe’s behalf, ’cause this one needs to be said:

“Moe” certainly didn’t expect her tweets to go viral. Sadly, she doesn’t feel comfortable outing the business.

To be fair, you’d probably be bit hesitant to give a plastic straw to someone who doesn’t “look disabled” if doing so might mean you could spend up to 6 months in jail.