Monday, June 30, 2008

Larry Disney takes on the smoking tyrants. Yeah!!!



GOP candidate for House District 67, running against Kevin “Bully” McCarthy, answered responded to a recent DM Register defense of the smoking ban.

Larry, a true bulldog of a candidate, in his own words:

Bonnie Mapes was correct in your article on the smoking ban when she said that it will eventually be considered normal. Like an amputee eventually acclimates to his loss of limb, citizens eventually acclimate to a loss of liberty. As politicians and bureaucrats increasingly intrude into previously private decisions where can we expect them to stop? What other activities might they ban or mandate “for our own good?” Will fried foods and grilled meat be banned next? Will we be expected to acclimate to that as well?

The first responsibility of our elected leaders should be to defend our rights and personal liberties. Not to restrict them “for our own good.

”CS Lewis was right when he said:
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

My idea of freedom is to have free speech, freedom of religion, a free press and freedom from random searches and wiretaps.

Your idea of freedom is smoking and avoiding taxes.

Spotlight

Anonymous said...

Why do you have such a hard on for this issue Sporer "Ted" Agnew?

Any half-wit knows smoking is bad for you. Even an ass load of smokers themselves would prefer to quit if they could only muster the stones to do it.

What's your angle on this Sporer "Ted" Agnew? How is it you're milking this gig for cash?

vlad the impaler said...

Didn't I already post that quote on a thread a couple of weeks ago?

RF said...

If Mr. Disney and Sporer are not happy with “omnipotent moral busybodies,” I can only imagine their disgust with the right wing moralists.

Art A Layman said...

It is strange how culture changes. As I was growing up, I think Lincoln was President, we were taught that smoking was a sin. Today it's nothing more than a bad health nuisance.

I might have bought into the smoking/sin thing had I not discovered sex, another sin, and realized that sinning made you feel better.

Art A Layman said...

rf:

The problem you fail to appreciate is that there are those who are more capable of defining acceptable behavior. It is for them to lead us others into the paths of righteousness. Smoking will just make the journey more pleasurable.

Art A Layman said...

sporie:

Talking about sin; let me go completely off subject.

Just saw a news clip of McCain and wife. Her outfit was somewhere between teenybopper and slut.

Don't get me wrong, I much prefer attractive older women over beautiful, sweet, young things (it's a survival issue) but damn, this is a lady that could end up as First Lady. Has "demure" lost all its meaning?

Grant Young said...

Comrade Ted!

Come and celebrate our new and wonderful new Socialist State at QCI.

We caved and gone RED! Join in the celebration of Mother Iowa!

Anonymous said...

CS Lewis was right when he said: "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

Smoking ban????
Sounds like you could be talking about the Patriot Act as well...

Dont be fooled by this Disney cat, he is not a conservative. He attacked casinos for Christ sake!
If Iowa had no Casinos we would lose our old folks as well as all our young people!

Unlike Sporer, I dont check underneath my bed every night for big bad liberals and wont allow someone to ruin our states economy and job making ability simply because he wants to go after his own political enemies.

You want to talk about losing rights in exchange for protection you should talk to GW.

You want to talk about our state losing jobs you should talk to Disney

vlad the impaler said...

Ze Furher knows vhats best for yoo. Zere shall be no smoking in ze Reich! Zeig Heil.

Rember, the ban would not have passed without Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Disney. What a perfect name for this Mickey Mouse shit heel.

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