Heres my take on this Bag It campaign to ban plastic bags.
Thankfully, there was not a ban on telescopes but just the theory that the Earth was the center of the universe.
Thankfully, we had President Lincoln, Americas first Republican who started the Civil War, also known as the war of the rebellion, war between the states, rise of the regression, etc., to stop the ban on the rights and slavery of men and women.
Individuals have rights before government. Do not be slaves to what others dictate to what you say, do or be or what organization you have to belong to. Freedom is the birthright of every American, including the right of choice. Suppression and dictatorship have been dealt with before.
To find an answer, sometimes we must push the envelope. Lets take the path of the extreme green, environmental-friendly way of life.
Lets all live in a teepee on a river. Give up our guns, computers, bicycles, etc. Hunt and kill game as our cavemen ancestors did. Lets be one with the Earth until some gang pillages our community, kills the men and takes advantage of our women and children all by living in an ever-so-primitive, green, environmental friendly way of life, thus protecting our planet but not considering one another.
Limited government and less taxes gets my vote next time around.