Friday, December 10, 2010

They Huff and They Puff

Even the most occasional smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke causes "immediate damage" to your body that can lead to serious illness or death, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
There's a technical, scientific word for a report such as this:  Bull$#!+

I'll ask for patience from those of you who know me and have heard me make this argument before.  For the rest of you, here goes:

If I were to force, at gunpoint if necessary, a teenage boy to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day for an entire year, but at the end of that year he were to stop and never smoke again, the odds of him suffering any ill effects whatever for the practice would be so small as to be virtually meaningless.  As a result, the long-term effects on his life would be meaningless as well.  I defy anyone, HHS scientist or not, to prove otherwise.

However, if that same teenage boy were to engage in sexual intercourse, even once, the chances of him actually contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or getting the girl pregnant, though small, are still very real indeed.  If either or both of these things happened, his life would never be the same again.

Similarly, if he were to use heroin, again, even one time, then, out of his right mind (that is the point, correct?), he may well do something like wreck a car, or engage in sexual intercourse, that could change, or end, his life forever.

So how does the Left react to undeniable facts such as these?  In the case of tobacco, they rail against its use, and against the companies that produce it, as though it were a global conspiracy of evil.  Meanwhile, in the cases of sex and drugs, they urge passing out government-funded condoms and needles and counsel the rest of us to get over our puritan hangups.

Again I say, liberalism is "a sickness unto death."

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