Now it's a monster and will not obey...

by jay @, Saturday, June 04, 2022, 12:32 (32 days ago) @ mindpilot

these things are sinful, and even though legal, partakers should still face some kind of punishment. Just make 'em pay a small fine up front.

Taxation is used more for deterrence than punishment. In the 60's 45% of Americans smoked; today it's 15%, mostly due to the high costs of smoking. It seems that high taxes in this case are a pretty effective deterrent.

Which is how Eric Garner got shot for selling singles

For the record Eric Garner was strangled by a cop, not shot.

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