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Sooner Or Later Progressives Will Get Around To You

jtorguson Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 10:13 PM
I disagree with article. I used to be an evil 'smoker'! I really enjoyed smoking cigarettes. But, the government made it just too damn hard. No place to smoke. Too many taxes. While the government was doing this, I observed my fellow Americans (and plenty of 'freedom loving' Republicans cheering them on. Now. I take a different view. If some politician, usually , but not always, a Democrat, wants to limit the freedom of others, I CHEER THEM ON. Tax the Twinkies, french fries, the sodas, the BEER, the SUVS! GOOD! Tax them and DEMONIZE the people that use/enjoy them. They either voted for it or thought it was a good idea when they went after the 'smokers'. I love instant Karma!
Felipe8 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 6:42 PM
You should move to Cuba so your brain is not require as part of being a free thinker. I personally could care less if you smoke a carton of cigarettes a day, just don't ask for me to pay for your medical bills later. There is a place call Marlboro country where everyone is under the ground with a marker. My respect for people that have a mentality like yours is ZERO.

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...