Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Smoking is a Priveledge, not a Right.
Now, I do not agree with children smoking. I am an occasional smoker. I enjoy menthol cigarettes once in a while. Not a big deal. Hell, I even have enjoyed other kinds of tobaccos. Apparently, Senate Bill 336, is to ban all flavor tobacco. Whether it is banana flavor, grape, cherry, hydro, orange, or any other flavor, it is to be BANNED by October.
Flavor tobacco is targeting children, according to the government. I can SEE this argument, but I do not AGREE with it. This seems to be an overly strong reaction. Are they trying to tell me, that there is NO way to sell flavored tobacco product to adults? Are there not "Smoke" shops anywhere else in America? They check I.D. cards while coming in the door sometimes. Why is this not a valid option? If adults really do not wish to have these products, they will not sell well, and HENCE, will not be reordered.
Why does the GOVERNMENT have to step in and BAN things, to protect us from ourselves. If I want to go home, wrap up something in a FLAVORED blunt wrap, I DESERVE TO. I am a veteran, and they are telling me I CANNOT HAVE FLAVORED TOBACCO OR FLAVORED SMOKING PRODUCTS? This ban involves smokeless tobacco as well, so If you chew, get ready to enjoy Regular and Menthol flavor tobacco, and that's it. Nothing more. No cloves, no cigarettes that are other than regular and menthol. Soon they will ban menthol, saying that the Menthol drops used to flavor the tobacco is causing the Earth a Rare form of Cancer. I mean, really? So if you are a "Free American", age 18-110, you are not allowed to enjoy tobacco in any flavor but regular or menthol. You DO NOT DESERVE anything but those two flavors. You are LUCKY the government even allows you to have menthol, no? Then again, Obama wouldnt want to be ousted by those that elected him.
Point is, instead of control, researching new ways, or teaching people restraint, they are JUST TAKING IT AWAY. The government is openly reaching into peoples lives, and removing legal habits, from good legal people. You DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE ANYMORE... Unless it is from a selection of Government Brand Cigarettes. The only available smokes will be "Obamas and Obamas Light".... HAHAHAHAHHA
Protect the children! That is important. Why not follow House Bill 654 instead? HB 654 makes it so ALL tobacco products are in a tobacco store or behind the counter at a gas station, further from little eyes.
Senate Bill 336 proposes to prohibit these flavored tobacco products all together.
"We don't think there's any reason to have banana flavored, cherry flavored products out there for kids to get started on. So we're going to prohibit those candy and fruit flavoring," House Representative Dave McAlpin said.
Thanks DAVE! Because you are a representative of some state, you figure you know what is best for me. You know I do not, nor could not, ever enjoy flavored tobacco, and are planning to remove it, as one more freedom lost.
OPEN YOUR EYES! OBAMA'S NEW GOVERNMENT IS CLAMPING DOWN SO MUCH, THAT YOU ARE LOSING BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS... BASIC RIGHTS THAT AMERICA WAS FOUNDED UPON. AMERICA IS SUPPOSED TO BE PROUD, FOR HAVING A GOVERNMENT WHERE IT'S PEOPLE EXPERIENCED THE EPITOME OF FREEDOM, YET MORE AND MORE LIMITATIONS AND RULES AND LAWS THAT AFFECT DAY TO DAY LIVING THREATEN OUR FREEDOM. NO WHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION DOES IT SAY, WE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, HAVE THE ABILITY TO BABY SIT YOU, THE PEOPLE, ARE TO SET RULES THAT WILL MICRO MANAGE OUR DAILY LIVES...
At the rate we are going, I wont even doubt that soon we will all be forced to take a "Anti N1H1" pill once a month. I am also sure that the same pill will have properties that make us as a whole, more accepting, and more docile, SHEEPLE. Maybe not so extreme, but then again, I never thought I would have the GOV. Tell me I could not enjoy sour apple SKOAL.
And not to sound racist...or be racist... but has ANYONE but myself noticed that EVERY flavor EXCEPT MENTHOL, which over 80% of African Americans, smoke. I wonder if Menthol was not a big African American Flavor, would it be banned as well? That and Obama smokes Newports.
Or used to, at least.
Last point to be made. It's a Recession. Why take away things that people STILL justify spending their money on? Are we not supposed to encourage spending in the local economy? What about all the Smoke Shop Owenrs, Tobacco Shop Owners, and Gas Station Owners? If you have to get rid of EVERYTHING but Menthol and Regular, that is over 80% of their Products that they sell.
Write your State Senator. Try to plead your case... But I fear it is too little, far too late.
Posted by NobodyofValue