Friday, January 30, 2009
I wrote in a previous thread about members of the DFL who wanted to legislate smoking in privately owned vehicles whose passengers include a child. As you can see, I didn't expand on that thread because honestly, I was up against a time constraint, but I do now.
This folks, is a classic slippery slope, and here is why. Do-gooders like Rep. Nora Slawik, DFL-Maplewood:
And Rep. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul:
use the typical leftist libtard mantra of what they are proposing as 'for the children', because they know by using emotionalism, unnamed experts, dubious anecdotal evidence, and 'studies', they will get what they want, namely another chip away at personal responsibility and freedom.
And that, dear readers, is where the slippery slope begins. First, they start with privately owned vehicles, then if that succeeds, then they will proceed to homes that have children, because you know, homes are not equipped to handle smoke without proper ventilation, then if that succeeds, then you cannot smoke within 50 feet of your home if it has children...
And if you think they will stop at tobacco products, you are sadly mistaken. All one needs to do is look at New York City and the once Great Britain at how far, and how reaching, the Nanny Staters will go to achieve their goal of regulating everything you do in life.
So in closing, Reps. Slawik and Pappas have earned the coveted 'GerbilDroppings Dumbass Award".