Here is a story that provides the perfect example of how Progressives work. if you ever have the opportunity to corner a liberal/progressive friend, ask them to explain why their “side” always starts small, with something they can argue is “reasonable,” but they always take it to the extreme of controlling and/or outlawing it:
“Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor’s prescription,” Fox 12 Oregon reports.
It all started with warnings on cigaret packs, then they got a little progress by banning smoking in government buildings, a little more progress kicked smoking out of all buildings, and, little-by-little, they get to the point where they just want to ban something without ever bothering to make it illegal.
Then ask your friend: if their ideas are so great and so good for us, why do they always have to go after them by hook and by crook? Why can’t they just be honest with us?
The truth is, it’s not about doing anything to help people: it’s about controling them.