The latest anti-smoking campaign is
not about health, drugs, or children ...
It is about
JURISDICTION... They want it!
Politics of Division Today, the primary tactic is to "divide and conquer" - to heap guilt on
smoking parents making them out to be the villain who doesn't care for their
children. In the place of parents, Hillary's "Village", trial lawyers, and big
government made its entrance as the savior of the children.
told, for example, that cigarette smoking is the most preventable cause of
premature death and that smokers have a greater risk of developing various
diseases including clogged arteries, cancer, and pulmonary disease. Beyond the
loss of life, they are quick to point out the alleged economic consequences of
smoking: $50 billion in direct medical costs related to smoking, added strains
on already overburdened health-care systems, losses stemming from such factors
as absenteeism from work, reduced productivity, fire losses, and lost income
because of early death. Indeed, they claim that smoking is responsible for
approximately 7 percent of total U.S. health care costs.
blindly accept higher taxes to pay for more failed government programs,
increased government intrusion into American businesses, and higher insurance
premiums to line the pockets of insurance industry CEO's.
wrong when regulatory agencies tell us that smoking is dangerous, yet ignore
published statistics showing that government-sanctioned medicine is the real
hazard. In the fully referenced report,
Death By Doctor, it shows the number of people having
in-hospital, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs to be 2.2 million per year.
The number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral infections
is 20 million per year. The number of unnecessary medical and surgical
procedures performed annually is 7.5 million per year. The number of people
exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually is 8.9 million per year. The
most stunning statistic, however, is that the total number of deaths caused by
conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per year. It is now evident that
the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the
The liberal propagandists who want your money understand
that one of the first milestones they must achieve is to turn public opinion
away from the ruthless capitalist tobacco companies and look to big government
and socialist programs to protect you.
In that effort of
turning public opinion, in January, 1998, Congressman Henry Waxman revealed
some secret memos of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company where in 1975 one
executive allegedly wrote, 'The Camel Brand must increase its share penetration
among the 14 - 24 age group -- which represent tomorrow's cigarette business.'
He was clearly presenting evidence here making the tobacco companies out to be
the villain. "For decades, the tobacco industry has ruthlessly controlled the
public health agenda in this country," said Charles Romaine, Executive Vice
President for the American Heart Association, Ohio-West Virginia Affiliate.
"Since the release of the first Surgeon General Report on tobacco 33 years ago,
the tobacco industry has been responsible for more than ten million
tobacco-related deaths. If there is anything we have learned in the last four
decades, it is that the tobacco-industry cannot be trusted." Yeah, sure ... and
don't forget to send in your contribution!
But, "government studies
prove..." you might say? Have you ever looked at these studies objectively, or
do you just take their word for it? Take for example the EPA report that
mentions carcinogens found in smoke. Why do you suppose they listed them in a
chart, without explanation? Why? So the unsophisticated could draw the false
conclusion that this somehow answers the question which science cannot.
The American public is expected to trust those who brought us "dancing
condoms" to our television screens encouraging teens to engage in "protected
sex", have made AIDS the first
disease in history to be endowed with civil rights, and have called the
wholesale slaughter of millions of babies in their mothers womb "freedom of
Insurance companies surely can't be wrong. They spend all that
money on those actuarial studies that prove a connection between smoking and
disease. The insurance salesmen tell us we pay higher premiums because smokers
have a higher risk of contracting disease and their health care costs are
higher than the non-smoker. What they don't tell you is that their insurance
plans cover "domestic partners" (that's politically correct jargon for
homosexuals) whose risk of contracting AIDS and other sexually transmitted
disease is astronomical and their health care costs are out of control. No
double standard here!
Imagine the uproar if insurance companies wanted
to charge homosexuals more for their insurance. Homosexuals cost the federal
and state government enormous dollars in healthcare. According to the National
Center for Health Statistics, given todays life expectancy rates, the
years of potential life lost due to AIDS are 24% more than the years lost from
anti-smoking propaganda is anti-family and is designed to drive a wedge between
parents and their children.
World Government Control of Your
Tobacco money sends children to college and feeds families, but the
federal government believes it (a.k.a. the "Village")
should send children to college and feed families. Children are indeed the
target of many in the tobacco debate, but it's not childrens health they are
concerned with. What they want is to control your children through expanded
government intrusion into your home.
In California, for example, a new cigarette tax created
the nation's largest pot of money for early childhood programs bringing
government social workers right into infants' homes.
Hillary Rodham, Donna Shalala, and other modern statists believe they can raise
your children better than you can. That's what they mean by "children's rights"
- the rights of children to be liberated from the shackles of their evil
Hillary Clinton argued, "Children should have a right to
be permitted to decide their own future if they are competent." "Decisions
about motherhood and
schooling, cosmetic surgery, treatment of venereal disease, or employment, and
others where the decision or lack of one will significantly affect the child's
future should not be made unilatrally by parents."
if you think it's okay for kids to have children out of wedlock, kill babies in
their womb, drop out of school, get breast implants, and choose designer drugs
for venereal disease, why do you not think they can make their own decisions
about smoking? Hillary Clinton and the rest of the current crop of socialists
are nothing more than disingenuous "scumbags" talking out both sides of their
mouths while they rake in YOUR cash!
Hillary Rodham Clinton was an
active radical during the 1960s, when she formed friendships with other student
radicals who have now become key Clinton advisers. In the 1970s, the then -Ms.
Rodham wrote several articles that suggested children should be free to sue
their parents, and implied that parental authority over children was similar to
slave masters over slaves, or government over American Indians.
Hillary Clinton, a long-time fierce proponent of the radical Left, chaired the
New World Foundation 1987-88, ranked by the Capitol Research Center as "one of
the ten most liberal foundations in the United States." While there, she
authorized grants to organizations that backed the Palestine Liberation
Organization and the Sandinistas. From 1986-92 she chaired the Children's
Defense Fund (CDF), which promoted an amoral approach to sex education and
other means of destroying the very moral values which most parents want to pass
on to their children. The CDF wants to redefine the family and believes
government can serve as surrogate parents (the"village"). That means that kids would no longer be
primarily accountable to their parents. To whom would they be accountable to?
The answer, of course, is the state. The benevolent state. The
"VILLAGE," then, would transcend the Orwellian "Big Brother" role and
become surrogate parent. It would grant your children "rights" and be their
Hillary's "village" not only
tolerates but encourages crime, drugs, pornography,
homosexuality, unrestrained sex, disease, broken familes, violence, disrespect
for authority, slothfulness, and a whole host of other destructive but
"politically correct" behaviors.
If homosexuals were treated like smokers, no doubt you
would hear shrill complaints from liberals and courts would be tripping over
themselves to protect their rights. Homosexuals are protected and in many
places in society are viewed more favorably than smokers. Cigarette smokers are
being replaced on television screens by homosexuals. What perhaps started the
trend was an episode of Ellen featuring a woman-on-woman open-mouthed
kiss which brought praises from Vice President Al Gore because it "forced"
millions of Americans "to look at sexual orientation in a more open light." Few
communities in America, says Gore, "care as deeply about ethical and moral
issues" as Hollywood. Today, you can't hardly turn on the television without
seeing homosexuals being featured.
Selwyn Duke writes, "And the prejudices are like the stars
in the sky. Smoking is no longer trendy but homosexuality is; the Boy Scouts
are out in San Francisco, but a law prohibiting smoking in private
establishments and even outdoor public places is in. Christianity in schools is
out, but left-wing indoctrination is in. And what group will be persecuted next
week, next month or next year? In Europe, the Ladies Golf Tour is being forced
to allow the participation of a transsexual by the European Union
anti-discrimination Nazis. Dont think that we could never be subject to
such insane government dictation, and that the casualty wont be your
church, club or some organization close to your heart. With the freedom of
association already relegated to the dustbin of history, such tyranny is only a
few bad Supreme Court appointments away."