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Sooner Or Later Progressives Will Get Around To You

jimmyjames4 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 1:07 PM
Smoking legislation was just a stepping stone, facilitating more of the same. Bloomberg's war on big gulps is a shining example that nothing be spared, no stone unturned. Obamacare will in fact increase more nannyism.

First, they came for the smokers.

No one would argue smoking is good for you. But it’s legal; growing tobacco is even subsidized by the government. Yet, when governments started limiting the right of people to smoke in places public and private, non-smokers did nothing. They didn’t like smoke; they’d heard second-hand smoke was dangerous. Why should they allow owners of private establishments to choose whether those establishments allowed people to engage in a legal – in fact, subsidized -- activity?

Then, they came to “clean up” the healthcare mess. They would take the sick and poor off...