Reader’s View: People should be left aloneReading the News Tribune’s July 25 editorial, “Law working: Smokers quitting,” I once again was totally amazed another news entity had chosen to spew figures from a biased organization, probably without checking into the figures to see if they were real or just fictitious projections.
Reading the News Tribune’s July 25 editorial, “Law working: smokers quitting,” I once again was totally amazed another news entity had chosen to spew figures from a biased organization, probably without checking into the figures to see if they were real or just fictitious projections.
The nonprofit ClearWay Minnesota and other morality-police organizations wouldn’t even exist without free money from people who probably think they are saving us from ourselves. They have one agenda the newspaper won’t print: to make Minnesota smoke-free, period. Of course that will never happen because of the human factor.
Humans for the most part will follow like sheep wherever they are led, but there will always be a certain percentage who will see through the propaganda and follow their own course based on their own choices. People still are allowed to do that as long as it is legal — and smoking tobacco is legal. It has become very disturbing that in Minnesota you now have all the news entities taking money from God knows who and broadcasting their messages to death, and it always has to do with what you eat, what you smoke, what you do or do not do.
Why does it seem that my life and the lives of others are so important to the self-proclaimed moral majority? Frankly, my life and the lives of others are no one else’s business, legally or morally, as long as we don’t break the law. That doesn’t seem to stop some from sticking their long noses into other people’s business.
People have the legal right to be left alone and not harassed and to make legal choices. Those of you who cannot see through that need a legal attitude adjustment; it will help you see better. Minding your own business has become lost in our society; we need it back.