I personally have nothing against the legalization of cannibis, for example. But I do have a personal problem with cannabis users who think I am some kind of a low-life second hand citizen because I use tobacco and wish to legally continue to do so.
In my own personal experience I have encountered entirely too many people who I know to be cannabis users speaking out vocally in favor of further restrictions upon tobacco users, up to and including removing children from their homes.
maybe if the pro-cannibis people were a bit less like the anti-(tobacco)smoker types there would be less conflict between the two groups.
Well sure it does, especially if you re part of the group that is being targeted. The problem is the time to be concerned about that is when the people of the other groups, who you are not a part of, were being targeted. Now the machinery that was used to make criminals out of them is being turned on you and you dont like it. But unfortunately you too are now part of a minority and there are going to be very few who are willing to speak up for your rights.
I personally have nothing against the legalization of cannabis
Then you are part of the minority. After all it is the heathen devil weed and weve got to protect the children.
But I do have a personal problem with cannabis users who think I am some kind of a low-life second hand citizen because I use tobacco and wish to legally continue to do so.
As do cannabis users who are stereotyped as low life stinking hippies who will never attain anything more than a job as a waiter. And keep in mind that their drug of choice was at one time legal. Personally, I am not aware of any cannabis users who are advocating further restrictions on cigarettes, but I am not going to doubt your personnel experience. However, if there are such users they are helping to slit their own throats.
maybe if the pro-cannabis people were a bit less like the anti-(tobacco)smoker types there would be less conflict between the two groups.
And then again maybe if a lot of people would stay out of other peoples business unless they had directly suffered harm from anothers behavior, as opposed to supposed harm, wed all be a lot better off.
But fear not the collectivists are not going to outlaw cigarettes. The only interest they have in the matter is that it holds the potential for an increased revenue stream for them and I believe that is what the politician in the story is trying to put in plain view. Although their rhetoric sounds real good the issue is not about the health safety and welfare of the people, just as that is not what the issue is with marijuana users.