I often feel compelled to research and chart the number of times that the word “historic” has been used to describe both the ridiculous Democratic candidacies and the election of 2008. The only “historic” references of any consequence were the truth of any importance to anyone, is the one that never appears within the “impartial” media. I am referring to the “historic” (unconstitutional) efforts to supersede capitalism with socialism or “choice” which is being replaced with “fascist fiats”..
Another fateful step in that Democratic direction is the Obama push, a “historic blow against smoking in America..” (“Historic vote could bring new limits” My Way News) The undertow of this latest attack against “choice”, this latest step outside of the boundaries of actual governmental responsibility has the usual cornucopia of ulterior motives attached..
We learn that “the measure would not only cut deaths but reduce the $100 billion in annual health care costs linked to tobacco..” I will wager that soon Obama will claim that he has “saved” 100 billion dollars within his “top priority” hogwash health care hysteria. This “claim” will be as verifiable as his “saved jobs” sophistry..
“Smoking kills about 400,000 people in the United States every year.” “About”? Is this yet another pristine example of the “Obama/Geithner Turbo Tax math”? Is this similar to Pelosi claiming that her “assets” were worth “between $25.1 million and $84.4 million last year”? Are they claiming that every death due to heart disease and lung cancer is strictly attributable to smoking? These numbers allegedly come from the CDC but if they make for a comfortable fit with the Obama ulterior motives, then they are golden..
In case the Obama oligarchs haven’t figured this out yet, if you eat nothing but the “right” things, if you obsessively work out, don’t smoke, don’t drink.. you are going to get sick and die someday. Ask Jim Fixx..oh you can’t. The running guru dropped dead while jogging..
This smoking “regulation” is simply the greasing of the rails for the “regulation” of every other consumable product by the “take over” minded liberal fascists. When they manage to “regulate the content, marketing and advertising of cigarettes and other tobacco products” it is but an easy step to utilize this totalitarian template when “regulating” any other consumable commodity that the liberals find to be socially unacceptable or politically vulnerable..
In 2000, “the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the agency did not have the authority under current law to regulate tobacco products..” Fast forward to 2008, “change” the law.. The “law” was bent, fractured and flat out disregarded relative to the Obama incursions into the banking, housing and the automotive industries so tobacco should be no different. The liberals have the apparent superpower that allows them to ignore any “law” that they do not wish to obey. They are sanctimonious socialists on a “mission” to “think for you and to do what is best for you whether you like it or not.”
This “legislation” gives the FDA the “power to evaluate the contents of tobacco products and to order changes or bans on those that are a danger to public health”.. Will the FDA please expand its “authority” and “ban” the Obama destruction of capitalism and his blatant disregard of the Constitution? I find both totalitarian traits to be “a danger to public health”..
“Costs of the new program would be paid for through a fee imposed on tobacco companies”. Allow me to complete that: “..who will pass this fee onto their consumers..” The liberal Congress has already raised the taxes on cigarette packs an additional sixty-two cents this year to $1.01 a pack. This tax on cigarettes placed into the hands of the liberal do-gooders has gone to “fund a health care program for children..” What happened to the “revenues” from cigarettes reducing “the $100 billion in annual health care costs linked to tobacco..”? Nope, there must have been an “opportunity” to nab some easy votes for rescuing “the children” so the cigarette tax needed to be “redirected” to some imaginary “crisis”..
Even weepy “Dick” “Turban” Durbin had something to say on the matter, “This bill will protect children and it will protect America..” There you have it. The liberals know about as much about “protecting America” as they do about individual hygiene.. This bill will “protect America” as effectively as the treaty that they yearn to sign with North Korea and Iran will..
Since Obama insists upon taking this role as the “at least half white knight”, will he continue to uphold the illegality of marijuana which is addictively consumed by every liberal lunatic Obama voter alive? (Their incessant use of mind altering drugs goes a long way towards explaining their particular psychosis..) Will “scientists” like Al Gore be studying the carcinogenic properties of marijuana? Will “personal production” infringe upon the Obama governmental monopoly, which would threaten the exorbitant taxes that would be levied upon the liberal’s favorite weed? Will the “dangers relative to the unregulated consumption of ungovernmentally approved and properly pasteurized marijuana poses to the public” take precedence over the liberal party’s voting base? Can the unemployed/homeless liberal voting base somehow afford the “Obama weed” without a federal subsidy? Will collateral crime skyrocket relative to the progressive price?
This is another assault upon “choice”. The scariest part about allowing “choice” from the liberals disjointed (couldn’t resist..) perspective is that it involves allowing people to be “grown ups”. Liberalism at its base involves reinforcing and enabling individual and group infantilism. The liberals and their “government” HAVE to make the “choices” for their constituents since they have essentially incubated a sub culture of intellectual infants.
Protecting people from their “bad choices” basically lengthens the existence of someone who might be sorely needed in heaven.. No matter how hard the liberals try, they cannot legislate away stupidity but they can legislate stupidly.. Enter Barack Obama.. They cannot legislate “risk” out of everyone’s life as well. That is their posturing pretense, “control” is their goal..
Bungee jumping poses very serious and obvious “health risks”. There is no “federal oversight”, no “Bungee-Czar”. (Yet..) Every day “grown ups” using their own logic and contemplation make the “choice” to take this “unnecessary risk”.. The free market Bungee jumping companies “govern” themselves, frequent accidents involving patrons would have the employees of the company standing in the Obama unemployment line rather quickly. Jumpers enjoy their hobby and they understand the risks. MommyObammie should concern himself with other actual pressing matters like his 1,600,000 and counting job destruction program..
This is NOT about “health care”. It is about “control” and it is all about limiting “choice”. When did “choice” become limited to the systematic slaughter of the unborn and the extermination of the elderly and the infirm? I know, it was on November 4, 2008.. Years of making the “choice” of smoking “socially unacceptable” has made this totalitarian transition relatively easy. After this “victory”, it will be on to sugar, red meat and maybe another crack at the Eighteenth Amendment. Come to think of it, as long as Biden is the Vice President I don’t think that that last portion will come to fruition..
When I find myself defending the “choice” (not a right) to smoke it makes me feel wrong for all of the right reasons. The Obama caliphate and their war on nicotine (ulterior motive: control..) makes them right for all the wrong reasons..