I am just wondering when the people of this great country are going to wake up and realize that we are slowly losing our freedom and moving towards socialism, even communism. Here is the latest example of government intervention.
Niskayuna OKs smoking ban
How about the parents take responsibility and teach their own children the dangers of smoking, not the government forcing its laws on everyone in the name of protecting children. It started with forcing people to wear their seatbelt – yes, children need to be buckled up, but if you the driver refuses to that is your problem. You know the risks of smoking, not wearing a seatbelt, eating fast food all the time, if you choose to do these things then you will have to deal with the outcomes – lung cancer, dying in a car crash, or having a heart attack. It is because people don’t take control of their own actions, the government feels it necessary to tell you to do it. This will lead to losing all freedom and becoming a “nanny-police” state. We should not allow our elected officials to force their beliefs on us, they work for us, we are not here for them. Unless people start speaking out then this is the path we are choosing.