The government is taking over more and more of the rights of the U.S. citizens. Take, for example, the war on cigarettes. Now, I am in no way saying that smoking cigarettes or "electronic cigarettes" are good for your health, but this war on people that smoke is only the beginning as I see it.
Why don't they start a "war" on public intoxication and forbid restaurants from selling alcoholic beverages? I will tell you why – the government gets too much money from taxes and kickbacks from the sale of alcohol. Also, there are too many government officials that enjoy their alcohol-laden cocktail with their dinner. I do not understand how somebody can get drunk and drive a car and kill innocent people because of alcohol consumption, and nobody is wanting a ban on alcohol.
What is next? We have already heard that the mayor in New York tried to ban too many soft drinks because he thinks sodas are contributing to the obesity epidemic. Is the government going to limit how much a person can eat because the health-care costs are rising due to obesity?
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America, the "Land of the free and the home of the brave," is looking more like a communist dictatorship every day.