This morning I stopped at my favorite Tobacconist “Still Smoking” which opened up a meer tow months ago only to find that they were shut down by the Walker administration. This is the same TEA party favorite who ran on free enterprise, limited government and even promised to repeal the government mandated discrimination against smokers. In this move he has clearly shown that he is a true progressive in every sense. If you partake in an activity that is not government approved you will be punished with punitive taxes. If you operate a business that does not conform to the above premise you will be shut down.
Private property is exactly that. Private, it does not matter that the owner invites the public in, it is still private. James Madison is rolling in his grave.
“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God … anarchy and tyranny commence. PROPERTY MUST BE SECURED OR LIBERTY CANNOT EXIST”
|James Madison||“Government is instituted to protect property of every sort …. This being the end of government, that is NOT a just government,… nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has … is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.”|
Mr Walker has clearly shown that he does not care about business, personal liberty or the Constitution. This upstate business spent $45,000.00 for one rolling machine which is now reduced to a worthless paperweight. He also clearly believes that it is the government’s role to dictate lifestyles and human behavior. Is this the sign of a free society? Is this the limited government, free enterprise platform that he ran on??? Don’ worry fatties, you are next on the hit parade
A new study from the Urban Institute says that using anti-tobacco tactics to help fight obesity could raise $500 billion by 2019. As with tobacco, enforcing a 10% excise tax on fattening foods, revamping nutrition labels on packages, and limiting advertising and marketing of junk foods could all lower people’s consumption of unhealthy foods and prevent obesity. But will legislators listen?
This Nanny Statism even has the left-wing organization the ACLU nervous.
What human activity may be deemed inappropriate by the ruling class that may be next on their hit parade.
PPS. I guess Vicki Mckenna spent an hour on this topic yesterday unfortunately it is not on the Podcast but she has some relevant material.
On pseudo-science groups