Monday, July 02, 2007
Smoke On The Water
…But not in your car! Having good ties with politicians who will bend the law any way you want them to, in return for votes is definitely a great thing.
Until of, course, they also demand something in return for their favors. Or they just take it for granted that you won’t look at them while your head’s in the doggie dish, fressing up the bones they threw you.
Rockland, NY, became the first, and so far the only, county in the U.S. to outlaw smoking in a car while children under 18 are present. That smoking is harmful and dangerous is evident. That one shouldn’t do it at all, never mind in proximity of children in a closed area, is also obvious. But such a blatant violation of privacy is so intrusive and tyrannical that it cannot be tolerated.
I’m not at all sure whether there are any laws against showing children hardcore pornography, or to snort coke in their presence. As a matter of fact, I’m fairly convinced that any attempt to pass such laws would be thwarted by the ACLU and similar organizations.
In an era when so-called “civil rights” groups push for habeas corpus for terrorists, legalizing “medical” marijuana, and cover up all terror attacks on U.S. soil as “lone” and “rogue” attacks, one only wonders why the government is so adamant in getting into your car, and grab your children (yes, the law has a provision to seize your children –not your cigarettes) away if you’re found smoking in a car with them.
I wonder what will be the reaction of Hassidim – who smoke more than average, and are informed less than average- when the dear Government which grants them unlimited access to welfare, down-zoning, a blind eye to different kinds of fraud and tax exemptions galore takes away the first Hassidic child.
I hope there’ll actually be fire in the sky, and the Hassidic leaders rethink their allegiances.