"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." --Thomas Jefferson


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Holy Smokes! Another letter to the editor

I sent this letter to the editor on October 25th
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Holy smokes Batman, these Health Department goons really believe they have the right to make law. Don’t they know that their job is to educate not legislate? -- Robin, the Boy Wonder

What clarity! I have to agree with Batman’s faithful sidekick, this issue is so simple that even a child gets it. The Hopkins County Board of Health on the other hand, seems to lack such wisdom. In their zeal to protect our health, they forgot that any power not specifically given them is reserved to the people.

Maybe next they decide that something needs to be done about the consumption of soda pop. We all know it’s not good for you, its liquid sugar! Soda is probably one of the leading causes of onset Diabetes in this country. So “to protect and improve the health of the people”, the Health Department bans the drinking of soda at restaurants. Sound crazy and far fetched? That’s the road we are placing ourselves on if we let this smoking ban stand. I don’t know about you, but I want off the bus NOW!

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