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Just to make sure, the complaint then is that people are using their right to free speech...gotcha.
I'm glad you checked, because you were totally wrong
The government does not have rights to free speech. If you are acting as a senator, or a president, or congressman you do not have free speech for your official capacity.
They do have free speech
It is up to us to decide if we like what they are saying on their job with votes.
You got 2 stars for a weird post suggesting politicians have no opinions on things...when it is their job to constantly spout their opinion on things. I do wonder at times what sort of people visit ATS.
Do you not understand the concept of "official capacity?"
Politicians are there to make policy based on the will of the people, NOT use their influence and position to effect things outside their authority. You don't seem to understand how government is supposed to run, do you? They do actually have real rules they are supposed to follow, you are just so used to them breaking the rules it seems normal to you. How sad.
reply to post by dukeofjive696969
It doesn't matter what they cost where you live, what matters is our freedom is being taken away, freedoms that many fought and died for because that's what you do when things aren't right.....or you could end up paying 10 bucks per pack of smokes, much less having the gov ordering stores to stop selling items to consumers. Bottom line, it ain't none of their damn business who smokes what.
I do find it amusing but not suprising that people think cigarettes should be banned because "they are bad for your health" and neglect other things that are bad for health. I work in a factory and a guy that has been there for 10+ years told me that the job is bad on your joints. So based on the "bad for your health" logic, my job should be banned because it is bad for my health. Oh but wait... My type of job supplies the demand of probably 90% of the people on here, SO that makes it all good... inb4 there are exceptions to the rule because that's what hypocrites in denial say. But I have some good news for you, your flesh is only temporary.
reply to post by SaturnFX
These are the same dems that are supporting marijuana for recreational use right? No possible health hazards there.
On a different note, would you be opposed to a restriction on fatty food? Obesity causes more health issues than smoking.
Drug stores, pharmacies, sell cancer sticks?
The cigarette companies lace the tobacco with chemicals that make you addicted to their lethal product. Where's the FDA been? Big business lobbyists controls our government.
Yeah, that chemical they lace them with is called nicotine. A more readily absorbed form, but still nicotine.
You do know nicotine naturally occurs in tobacco and has been smoked (and caused addiction) for a long time?
What's next, you gonna claim drug companies invented opium? LOL!