Thursday, February 2, 2012

Britain Imprisons Smoker

Thanks to Smokers Against Discrimination for posting this on Facebook-

As he prepared for the police to take him off to jail to serve what could be a sentence of up to 47 days, he fumed, “I am the first smoker to be imprisoned in the UK.


..and all over the use of a legal product. If this isn't the very definition of fascism, then I don't know what is. It's really quite unbelievable that something like this could happen in what is otherwise deemed to be a "free" society. Forced captivity is what inevitably results from such draconian "laws" and "ordinances". The wrongful and unjust incarceration of admirable citizens such as Chris Carter only serves to prove unequivocally how oppressive these NS (Nanny State) "laws" really are. It's unfortunate, as all of this is quite avoidable really; there is no need to fall into the shackles of despotism, for liberty has always proven its efficiency when it comes to solving societal grievances and problems.

The solution is simple: restore private property rights, the right to assemble, and freedom of choice. The alternative to this tried and true solution showcases its inevitable outcome in the link below.

Smoking ´martyr´ locked up

2 comments:

  1. Chris Carter a fearless man.

    I have to say jred that I’m pleased he hasn’t paid this fine, because once the fine is paid then they have won. If fines of this kind are simply paid without question then the authorities will keep on making money without a peep from the general public. This way they won’t get any money, and hopefully Chris’s story will eventually reach the main stream media.

    He has been very brave and robust in his actions…and of course quite right. If more people refused to pay fines of this kind then a stronger message would get across.

    I just wonder if we will hear about it on the BBC…I somehow doubt it though.

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    1. JJ-

      "I just wonder if we will hear about it on the BBC.."

      We should.. If not, I can see this story being picked up by other news sources..and possibly by some over here in the States. I could see someone like Judge Napolitano, John Stossel, or even the Huffington Post covering this.

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