I say this rather one sided, but try to be rather objective in my statements, but as of late I've been silent on my political views due to the American elections, crisis in the EU over tobacco and the proposed lock-down from the USDA/BATF/FDA.
I shall stay silent no longer.
I'm a supporter of the Ban-the-ban initiative here in my home state of Michigan, and support the rights of all tobacco users. We all know there are healthier, and less-healthier ways of consuming tobacco, BUT who's right is it to tell ANYONE in this world, what they can do to their bodies?
I say this now, rather vague because there is a fine line, but a fine line indeed that has been drawn over the centuries. If the action is truly effecting the greater good of citizenry in a given area, yes, we must enforce STRICT health codes, for example, the dumping of human excrement in the streets of town which resulted in the black plague, the use of cocaine and other narcotics that do directly effect other patrons and citizens of our world.
But, I believe there is a much deeper, sinister and evil power in this world that is consuming our rights and individuals of this world. This evil is human greed and is nothing new to any of us. Since it's inception, tobacco has taken heat from governing forces. Whether the concept of, or the taxation there of.
Tobacco in essence, for me and many like me, is a sign of freedom, a sign of creativity, a sign of relaxation, personal choice and perseverance. These rights of self expression are being consumed from within our own government folks. This is not the first time in our history that our freedom of choice has been infringed and surely will not be the last. But, like all forms of persecution, the need to stand, and fight against the tyranny is the only viable option to preserve our style of life.
I urge you friends, write your senators, governors, legislators, presidents, kings, parliaments and other governing forces to stop CEASE IMMEDIATELY this tyrannical oppression. Take the necessary action, be strong, be diligent and take no man's oppression as it is not our way. Do so peacefully, but in a stern manner. Do the right thing for all these rights we are losing (and in some ways forfeiting).
I shall now step from my soap box and go back to my little piece of this world, and take a snuff.