Missouri smokers' rights in flames
Remember when all you needed to hold your pack of smokes was a shirt pocket? Now, with cigarette prices hitting $10 in some states, you're better off keeping them under lock and key.
With greedy politicians taxing the tar out of cigarettes, you've probably felt too poor to smoke for years. And that's right where our nanny state government wants you.
Because in cities across America, Big Brother is rolling out a dangerous social experiment in his pathetic war on tobacco -- and America's poorest families are about to become collateral damage.
Kansas City has become the latest city to threaten to throw low-income families out on the street for smoking in government subsidized housing. The 40% of subsidized housing residents who smoke have until July 1 to quit -- or they'll be trading their warm, cozy apartments for a park bench and a garbage can fire.
No matter how you feel about subsidized housing, remember that we're talking about senior citizens (many of them vets!) and families with kids here, and they could be weeks from homelessness, because in this propaganda-filled, anti-tobacco country we're living in, only non-smokers have rights.
What's next, friend? Brainwashed bureaucrats sifting through trash cans, on the hunt for ashes? Tobacco sniffing dogs patrolling apartment hallways? Meanwhile, we're depriving Americans of healthy tobacco, like fresh cigars, that can keep your brain sharp and even ward off painful joint replacement surgery.
But the health benefits of smoking are beside the point. This is about personal liberty. This is about your freedom to make an adult choice IN YOUR OWN HOME!
And more and more, it's about your rights going up in smoke.