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The Cigarette Banning Test Laws Have Worked

Posted in politics by roving on March 13, 2010
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For years I have been warning whoever would listen that the bogus laws and taxes against  cigarettes and the smokers was a test to see just how far the government could go to take away freedoms and make a buck at the same time.

If a lie is repeated enough, it becomes the truth. Not only is the danger of second hand smoke a fantasy, just to make sure  smokers are even more demonized, they are making up claims that now third hand smoke causes health problems.  I grew up around smokers yet I have no ill effects. Why is that? IF second had smoke was so dangerous wouldn’t smokers breathing in their own second and third hand smoke be dropping like flies? Why not a outright ban of tobacco? I’ll tell you why. They would lose in a court of law.

What they did was slowly and deliberately take away freedoms of not only the smokers but also of business. In my town alone, two bars are closing down due to lack of customers because of the smoking ban. Now the city is receiving even less tax revenue and to make up for it, they will  raise other taxes. There was no uproar because the people have been brainwashed.  Instead of the government letting the people decide if they wanted to patronize an establishment that allowed smoking, the government decided for us and took away freedom of choice and replaced it with force.

The government has their sights set on overweight people. A person extremely underweight would be just as unhealthy as a overweight person wouldn’t they? Are they waiting till they are done demonizing overweight people before they go after underweight people?

In Wisconsin, they sell insurance just for overweight people because apparently they are charged more for regular health insurance.  I know people 100 lbs overweight and they are healthy. Some are just built that way.  Airlines want to charge overweight people two seats instead of one. Still no outcry from the people.  I assume its because the governement hasent come after them…yet.

The New York State Assembly wants to ban salt when cooks are preparing food in restaurants. I guess banning taste er I mean trans-fat wasn’t helping.  New York is so concerned for its people Sen. Kureger wanted to ban ipod use in crosswalks.

To “help” the people the government decided we drink to many sugary drinks so it will “help” us immensely if they raise the tax of sugar.

More and more states are passing laws making it a crime to talk on a cell phone while driving yet I see no difference between talking on a cell phone or talking to your passengers. This law is strictly a money making scheme disguised to “help” the people.  Text messaging, yes, I can see that causing accidents.

Every now and then there is a call to ban perfumes. I’m sure its on the law makers hit list and sooner or later will make it into the banning law.

The banning of incandescent will backfire on big brother because  CFL  bulbs have mercury in them  and will end up being the new asbestos. 10yrs or so from now, they will ban CFL bulbs. Think they will save money? Hardly. They are not very bright. You will need more lamps to light a room or you could  always have a flashlight near you if trying to read a book.

The people sat back and let the government come after the smokers and businesses. Well now they are coming after you.

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There’s A Law For That

Posted in politics by roving on February 10, 2010

Slowly but surely our freedoms are being taken away. All these little laws begin to add up.

Spreading state to state is a law making it illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving a car.  This law makes no sense to me and am waiting for  a follow up law that bans the driver from talking to the passenger in a car.

How is talking to a passenger any different then talking on a cell phone? How would talking on a cell phone using a ear piece or using the radio hear the cell call any different then talking on a cell phone? The answer: There is no difference.

Talking to a passenger is exactly the same as talking on a cell phone. Both are distraction.  I once  ran a red light because I was talking to my passenger.

Regardless, there is no need to be making special laws for every little thing because there is already a law called Inattentive driving.  Your doing anything besides paying attention to your driving and get into an accident, you get a ticket.

I remember a couple years ago there was a lawmaker in New York who wanted to make it illegal to cross a street while listening to a ipod.

These laws they come up with are “feel good” laws. They make the people think the lawmaker are on top of it when in reality its just a waste of time and paper.

You may think it silly sometime in the future it will be illegal to talk to your passenger but I put nothing past these people. Its all about money.  Does anyone really think they care about us? They make these laws not to protect us but to fill the state coffers and the control of the people.

Another thing, when they say “its for the children” beware.

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