Friday, February 09, 2007

What is the Left Smoking?

My evidence is entirely anecdotal, but it seems that the left is behind the push for smoking bans and the calls for legalizing marijuana.

At first glance, this incongruity makes no sense.

But these issues are not primarily about smoking, health or personal freedom for the far left. The far left is all about taxes and regulations. By legalizing marijuana, the left gets tax revenue and regulation. By pushing for smoking bans, they get more regulation.

It makes perfect sense while removing the haze from the leftists agenda. The left prefers big government over personal freedom.


Anonymous said...

Yes, and now they are pushing mandating the HPV vaccine on young girls, instead of leaving it up to the parents to make that decision. A vaccine that isn't even proven by time to be safe. Crazy.

Denis Navratil said...

Yes that is crazy.

Wade said...

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease. This fact is not mentioned in any of the current ads I have seen on TV, or any of the discussions I have heard regarding mandating this vaccine. The medical community wants this vaccine given to people before they have the chance to come into contact with the disease. That is how vaccines work after all. The fact that the medical community thinks that we need to vacinate 11 or 12 year old girls leads me to belive that the medical community thinks 13 is the age that girls start to have sex. As the father of a 12 year old I hope this is not the case. In fact I know it won't be for at least one girl. What I am getting at is if 13 is a common age for sexual intercourse to occur then WTF? And that if drug companies and the medical community won't accept or suggest that a healthy lifestyle is not an alternative to this vaccine then double WTF. I geuss this is nothing new from our western medicine, drugs are the answer not prevention thru proper behavior.

Anonymous said...

You are right Wade. The first thing one hears about, in regards to this vaccine, is it will prevent cervical cancer, not the STD HPV.
But this is such a NEW vaccine, and nobody knows what kind of effects it will have on a young girls body in the long run. I can't help but think about how HRT was the next best thing to sliced bread. How many women died from breast cancer that was directly related to using HRT? This is not a vaccine that should be mandated, and if it is I hope parents exercise their right to opt out.