CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls are missing four starters for Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks after Joakim Noah was sidelined by a bruised right thigh.
Noah participated in the morning shootaround and coach Tom Thibodeau did not mention the injury during his pre-game availability. But the Bulls ann ...more »
I thought totalitarianism was decisively defeated with with the overthrow of Pol Pot in 1979, but clearly some of the crumbs were blown in the wind to Jamaica and landed on representatives Dayton Campbell and Richard Parchment.
For, what else could explain their attempt to have Government pursue those who use a legal product in the privacy of their own home? Not even James Otis's internationally accepted philosophy that "a man's home is his castle" seems good enough for these legislators.
I have not smoked for many years and have absolutely no desire to again be tied to that product, but what possible leg can these men stand on in trying to outlaw the use of a legal product in the privacy of one's home? What will be the next step, the establishment of a special police squad to go into people's homes to see if the water they drink has the correct ph balance or that parents only feed their kids on healthy foods (defined by them of course!)?
Anyway, since I maintain that the glass is always half full, these gentlemen have probably done the nation a good deed by reminding us of the words of the great Desmond Tutu himself that: "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
Thank God for those members of the special select committee reviewing the tobacco control regulations who stood firm against the dangerous position proposed by Parchment and Campbell.
Joan E Williams
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