Are you one of those who are foolish enough to believe that the high taxes on cigarettes are actually meant to discourage smoking? Well, they’re not. They are meant to raise huge sums of tax revenue by taxing a product that is addictive and, therefore, unlikely you will quit using, thus insuring the revenue stream. While, at the same time, they use the social stigma they create around smoking to justify their heavy taxation. When it comes right down to it, this is all about control. If it weren’t, they would simply ban smoking – but they don’t, do they?
Now we have even more evidence that this is all about money and control. The following story says it all:
E-cigarettes are a perfect example of the free market meeting a demand and the government trying to shut it down so that it doesn’t have to compete with the market. There is a word for this. It’s called SOCIALISM! Mind you, Fascism is where the government and business partner, but there is no partnership here. All we have here is the government baby throwing a temper tantrum because someone found a way to smoke without harming anyone, which is outside the governments made-up excuse for high taxes on cigarettes, and thus, it reduces the tax revenues from smoking. Well, the government just won’t have that happening so what do they do? They tax water vapor at the same rate as cigarette smoke.
Now, if you can’t see through this one clearly enough to understand this is all about a bunch of tyrants wanting to control your every move in life, then you’re simply not fit to live as a free person. And if you do see it, then you are duty bound to resist. If they pass such a law, ignore it. If they try to fine you, don’t pay it. Yes, risk jail, but get EVERYONE you know to join you. Think about it: if they can’t afford to lose your tax money from smoking, how are they going to be able to both lose it and pay to keep you in jail? This is what I mean by peacefully revolting. Do anything and everything you can that peacefully takes money and power out of the hands of the government.