Once the liberal establishment has targeted a group for scapegoating, the abuse never stops. The latest attack on smokers:
Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill [in the Oregon legislature] that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor’s prescription.
Under the proposal, offenders would face maximum punishments of one year in prison, a $6,250 fine or both.
At this point, getting thrown in prison for a year for lighting a cigarette is easier to imagine than finding a doctor who would write such a prescription, knowing that virtually any future health problems would be blamed on smoking and come back as a lawsuit.
Coming soon: prescription soda pop.
On tips from The MaryHunter and Byron.