ErikLaurence wrote: Richard S. wrote:
mikeandgerry wrote: why don't we just ban them?
Well besides the taxes they wouldn't collect you'd have 10's of millions people addicted to a drug that has been compared to heroin. You'd create a huge a black market for product that could be grown and produced right here which would inevitably lead to crime, violence etc.
Not to mention the overwhelming success of other similar bans on things like alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and so forth. The 18th amendment was such a rousing success.
So now that a decade has passed since the left declared cigarettes defective, stripped huge sums from the manufacturers with an agreement to fund damages, the left further finds that the cigarette is more defective?
Does anyone see the same immoral pattern of extortion here that I do?
The cig manufacturers are immoral in their engineering of the cigarette to hook the unsuspecting but the left wingers are immoral in perpetuating the sale of a defective product for the revenues.
The cig manufacturers started off innocently enough but went afoul. They needed correction. The left, however, have never been innocent. They are merely thugs.