Green Police Invade Miami Beach
Live in Miami Beach? Well, prepare yourself to have your garbage invaded
(InfoWars) Audi’s infamous ‘Green Police’ Superbowl commercial may not be far off coming to fruition. Miami Beach has passed an ordinance that makes recycling compulsory from July 2013, with those who fail to comply under threat of fines up to $2500 dollars.
“People, who live in the city of Miami Beach, must soon recycle or possibly face fines,” reports Local10.com.
“Once the ordinance goes in effect in July 2013, people who don’t recycle would be fined $350 for their first violation, $500 for their second violation and $1,000 for the third violation.”
The Miami Herald reports that the fine for a fourth violation would total $2500.
Mandatory recycling ordinances represent another example of how big government is exploiting the environmental movement to increase regulation and big brother snooping on Americans’ private lives.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there is nothing wrong with recycling. It is good for the environment. Where I live, Raleigh NC, the city has made it easier by providing garbage can sized recycling bins (we used to have tiny ones) with handy dandy graphics on top to say what can and can’t be recycled. But, it’s not mandatory. The bins must have cost quite a bit, and our waste pickup costs did go up a bit. But, I’m good with that.
This, though, is truly George Orwell’s 1984, where people can be fined for failing to recycle, and garbage men are turned in law enforcement officers who have to inspect people’s garbage. It’s happened in other cities. Funny how liberals always say they want government out of their bedrooms, but are good with government being in their garbage.
Humorously, Miami Beach admits it doesn’t have the money to enforce this Big Brother ordinance. Yet, they still passed it.