posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:21 AM
Welcome to the new era of prohibition in the USA, combined with the rise of the nanny state. The government in an attemtpt to help people become
healthy, is now having to regulate what it does not want people to do, and in that aspect is going to do such so it will be out of reach.
While the attempt is going to be trying and the questions that should be asked is the following:
Where is the money going to come from? After all is there not a sequester going on, meaning that many of the social programs that are being funded
are ultimately being cut back?
And the other question, this one many should also be asking, is the state of Illinois, and in particular Chicago, going to now have its own borders
and border patrol? What is to stop a person who smokes, from getting on say a train or getting into a car, and going to say Wisconson, to any one of
the Native American Reservations and purchasing cigarettes and coming back home and bypassing the tax fully?
I do not smoke cigarettes, but can see the out right discrimination going on against those who do. States like California, New York and Illinois, are
going to ultimately be on the losing end of any prohibition that they try to enforce as people will ultimately find legal ways to get around the law
first, before going the illegale route. And when it happens, will there be say an outpouring of the popluation in that state to other places that are
not so restrictive or has laws that are more agreeable to the person, thus bringing business and much needed revenue to other parts of the country?
While I may not smoke, I will never stop someone who is of legal age from doing such, as a society there has to be a point where a person has to take
responsiblity for their actions.