Friday, June 08, 2018 by Jayson Veley
To put it bluntly, California is one messed up state. It has been the victim of liberal policies, and corrupt, far-left politicians for decades now, and as a result, it is teetering on the brink of collapse. Freedom does not truly exist in California. Virtually everything is under the control of the government, from small ponds and streams flowing through citizens’ backyards, to medical treatment and vaccinations. But while living in California requires you to agree to vaccine injections (even though there has been a substantial amount of evidence that suggests that vaccines often do more harm than good), residents are simultaneously not allowed to take too long of showers in their own homes.
In an unprecedented move that greatly expands the size and scope of the government, California has passed a new law that limits how long people can spend in the shower each day, how many times they flush the toilet, how many loads of laundry they do, and really anything else related to water consumption.
As reported by The Blaze, “Starting in 2022, California will limit water to 55 gallons per-person, per-day. By 2030, the amount falls to 50 gallons. To put this into perspective, just one eight-minute shower (17 gallons of water) and doing one load of laundry (up to 40 gallons) is enough to exceed the 55-gallon limit. Taking a bath can use 80 to 100 gallons of water.” That means that if a resident of California wants to take a quick shower and then do a load of laundry, for example, they will no longer be able to use any more water for cleaning or even drinking for the rest of the day. Taking a bath is, in effect, outlawed, since is exceeds the 55-gallon cap by anywhere from 25 to 45 gallons. (Related: Crazy California lawmakers will soon begin treating homeschooling parents like they are all child abusers.)
According to Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, the state of California is doing this “so that everyone in California is at least integrating efficiency into our preparations for climate change.” Apparently, the idea that some California residents might not want to contribute to preparations for climate change isn’t a thought that even entered their minds. (Related: A new California law would criminalize book stores for selling the Bible.)
Many people are outraged, while others are just confused as to why their state would ever even consider such preposterous and unrealistic a law in the first place. “With a child and every day having to wash clothes, that’s – just my opinion – not feasible,” said Sacramento mom Tanya Allen, who has a 4-year-old daughter, in an interview with KOVR-TV. “But I get it and I understand that we’re trying to preserve, but 55 gallons a day?”
Liberals have been and always will be all about massive, bloated government. Just earlier this week, Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered a speech at Georgetown University, where she declared that government is the best and most effective tool to bring about opportunity and prosperity for all Americans. But if this is true, then shouldn’t the state of California be paradise by this point? The entire state is a petri dish of liberal policies; it has been for decades. Taxes are through the roof, regulations are in place that deal with just about every aspect of daily life, and the government is massive – these are all things that liberals firmly believe in. The only question is that if they haven’t worked for the state of California, what makes them think that they will work for the rest of the country?