reply to post by JaxonRoberts
You can raise your kids how you want to.
If someone smokes outside away from their kids, then most of those risk factors are cancelled out.
Sounds like you're taking up a crusage against smoking because somehow you think people aren't responsible for their own actions?
I'm glad you aren't in a position to tell me how fit or unfit I am. I would say that you are unfit to be a parent because you believe people
shouldn't take personal responsibility for themselves... which means you wouldn't teach your kids to take personal responsibility for their
Personal responsibility is the #1 deciding factor of whether a human being is good or not.
That means worrying about what you do first, then those around you.
The fact that you would like this to be legislated or mandated in any way means that you have not actually thought about all of the consequences.
Allow me to steer you in a direction. Once the people start believing that their government should be telling people what to do in their personal and
family lives, the people have given up their right to enjoy life.
OF course, if you believe in quantity and not quality, then whatever floats your boat. The government would probably be totally on board with you,
however. They would love for all of us to pass responsibility on to them (because responsibility is power) and they would love for us to live longer
(more impressionable and unwitting slaves).
As for my personal and my family's opinion about tobacco, that is ours. I would rather not dignify any truth in your post because the truths are
narrow and few, whereas the proposed consequences are cruel.
Your opinion is kin to that of my friend Adam. He believes that in a perfect society, you would be arrested for throwing out your gum on the road
I wouldn't let him watch my son for more than 5 minutes. He is very irresponsible. So I have learned not to be conned by peoples' misguided
judgment of perfection and society.
In my opinion, a perfect society is one where when the arrogant spit out their gum due to laziness, someone comes along and cleans it up out of
humility and respect for everyone else around them.
There is a greater chance of seeing the good change in a person who witnesses people doing INCREDIBLY STRANGE things like... picking up messes... and
much worse of a chance of seeing the good change in an adult who is knocked down like a bad little boy and told that daddy is gonna lock him in a
concrete room for a while and maybe even rough him up if he talks back.
Now, would you raise your kids like that? Are adults supposed to be treating other adults like they are their own kids?! (Which is NOT the purpose of