Okay, I do not smoke.  But I am very alarmed about the way the taxes on cigarettes has risen exponentially in the past year!!  And, smoking is being outlawed everywhere.  I know that there are a lot of self-righteous non-smokers out there who think this is a good thing, but beware!  This is exactly how Hitler started de-sensitizing the Germans.  Consider the following quote:

“In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a communist.  Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.  Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.  Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.  Then they came for me, and by that time, there was no one left to speak for me.”  by the Rev. Martin Niemoeller, arrested by the Gestapo in 1938 and sent to Dachau concentration camp until freed by the Allies in 1945

So, before you decide that it’s no big deal about cigarattes and smokers, please consider that you are quite likely on the list of those who will become singled out for something that the government will no longer tolerate.  It might be because you are a Christian, a Catholic, a Jew.  Or maybe because you are “Pro-Life” instead of “Pro-Choice”.  Perhaps because you homeschool. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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