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DamianTV
02-07-2019, 02:22 AM
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-06/nanny-state-hawaii-may-increase-smoking-age-100
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-government-owns-you-nanny-state-hawaii-may-increase-smoking-age-to-100_02062019


Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

The state government in Hawaii wants to increase the smoking age to 100. Although pretty much everyone on Earth knows smoking is damaging to a person’s overall health, the nanny state is taking it upon themselves to ban the use of more substances.

Nothing good can ever come from the government dictating to people what they are allowed to put in their bodies, and that includes smoking. Are we free or not? Do we own ourselves or not? Governments assume they own us as tax cattle and therefore it’s their right to tell us how to live our lives. Unfortunately, too many bow down to the whims of the state while others enforce these nanny state policies.

If this bill succeeds in becoming a law, it would effectively ban the use of cigarettes for a very vast majority of the Hawaiian population. The bill was proposed by Democrat Richard Creagan, an obvious authoritarian. Even if it does become a law, laws hinge only on the population’s willingness to abide by them, so it could be futile much like prohibition was. Not to mention worldwide smoking rates are plummeting to people voluntarily making the decision that it isn’t good for them. According to the BBC, Creagan, who was an emergency room physician before he was elected as state representative in 2014, calls the cigarette “the deadliest artifact in human history” in the bill.

The new bill, HB 1509, demands that the smoking age go up to 30 in 2020, 40 in 2021, 50 in 2022, and 60 in 2023. The last jump will take place in 2024 when people would need to be 100 years old to buy cigarettes.

“We don’t allow people free access to opioids, for instance, or any prescription drugs,” Creagan said in defense of his tyrannical bill.

And even though the government has banned opioids without a prescription, there’s an opioid addiction crisis lowering the life expectancy of Americans (http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/u-s-life-expectancy-drops-again-peaked-in-2014_11292018). Prepare for a cigarette black market in Hawaii should Creagan get his way.

All nanny state policies including taxation beg the question: who owns you?

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Full article at link.

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Nanny State is ALWAYS the back door in to Totalitarianism.

They only come in the front door once you are fully disarmed and too stupid to decide for yourself. If you want to smoke, fine. If you dont, also fine. In a free country, both people get along by not telling others that they must their lives based on the petty dictates of others. This is flat out evidence that those in power think of those not in power as Human Livestock, and even the attempt to create a law like this shows they are applying Human Livestock Management Practices as Quality Control of you, the product, bought and sold as so much cattle.

kpitcher
02-07-2019, 01:47 PM
The entire age of adulthood is messed in this country.

You are an adult at 18, unless it's for drinking, then it's 21. Or smoking, or getting elected to some offices, or for a variety of other things. But you can be tried as an adult in court for life imprisonment at 13.