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Tobacco Tax

By Chris Elliott


July 13, 2015
Monday PM

Like a lot of controversial topics, being on the pro-side of a tobacco tax is much easier than being against it. Being pro-life is much easier than pro-choice. Being anti-death penalty, an environmentalist, anti-gun, pro gay marriage, a believer in climate change, and a hundred other current issues is just much easier to defend.

It's like the old question, "When did you stop beating your wife?" Condemnation in the question. Do you want people to die of lung cancer? Do you want to kill babies? Murdering a murderer doesn't solve the problem or bring back the dead. What will happen when all the trees are gone? It goes on & on.

Chris Elliott
Ketchikan, Alaska


Received July 09, 2015 - Published July 13, 2015

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