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Originally posted by Denied
Joking aside, even though i am a victim of smoking, it is a Scrooge on our society and hopefully within a few generations will be wiped out.
Smoking is no different, just for me i am hooked, and it is a self inflicted disease within our society.
**Just lights up another cig**
Originally posted by duplicity
I said nothing about the comparison between any of those things. I was simply stating the contradiction you could arrive at. I also did not say that railroads or highways were more or less dangerous. You've refuted something I never said.
As for the rest of your post about civil liberties, I couldn't agree more. My post was not about whether or not we should accept certain government legislation that allows an infringement on liberty, but about the concept of defining the federal government in the way that you did.
Originally posted by Knights
i'd like to gain support for an anti-obese law to be brought forward.
Originally posted by hal4511
I wonder what Winston Churhill would have to say about this .....
Originally posted by mr-lizard
the government has allowed the tobacco companies to get us 'hooked' and now we're the one's feeling persecuted for obeying our habits. Forced to feel like criminals!!!!