Posted by Dave
Look, I’ve said this for years, and I will go on saying it regardless of who gets offended by it: smoking is stupid.
Smokers are slobs (I know, I know… you are the exception to that rule (except that you aren’t, are you?)). The worst are the people who smoke in cars with their windows down and the gasper hanging out the window so that everyone else has to breath it in. Smoking is rude, unhealthy and frankly, well… stupid.
But we live – or at least we used to live – in a republic. And as long as your stupid habit doesn’t invade my rights, why does government get to tell you when, where and how you can do it?
California, in an ongoing effort to be as progressive as possible, HAS DECLARED THE SMOKING AGE TO BE 21. The Governor has signed off on it and here we go again with the State deciding what is permissible and what is good. Additionally, the law severely curtails “vaping,” or the use of so-called “e-cigs,” which are every bit as annoying as regular smoking with the added element of smugness by those who use them and look right at you and say, “Hey, it’s just water vapor.”
Farts are just methane. So what?
In any case, the State has decided that the science is NOT settled on whether or not vaping is safe, so rather than let nature take its inevitable course, progressives have once again determined what is and is not allowable for us.
This is, of course, the very definition of progressivism. Using the law to “solve” a perceived social problem without persuasion.
About DaveTalk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.
Posted on May 6, 2016, in Constitution, Federalism, News & Notes, Social Issues, Tobacco Products and tagged Age, eCigs, Progressivism, Prohibition, Tobacco, Vaping. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.