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  •  so does preventing gay marriage. (3+ / 0-)
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    Mark27, Roadbed Guy, phonegery

    See, that's how all the moral crusading works: it always finds a way to rationalize itself.  

    Smoking kills!

    Homosexuality kills!  (AIDS)

    Guns kill!

    Abortion is murder!  

    It's all about stigmatize, scapegoat, and punish.  Feels really good to have someone to kick, doesn't it?

    Problem is, those people you're kicking in order to get that righteousness buzz, they're going to vote.  And you're going to lose.  

    •  Fair is fair, and using (1+ / 0-)
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      Mark27

      increased  taxes on cigarettes to be the sole source of funding for a program that benefits the population as a whole is not fair.  Then saying that raising the tax on cigarettes is doing the smokers a favor by encouraging them to quit smoking is rubbing salt in the wounds.

      Democrats - We represent America!

      by phonegery on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 06:13:04 AM PDT

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