The reply should be obvious: so lawmakers should be able to pass any laws they want, and we should just follow them?Originally Posted by gdgyva
Actually, the answer to both is "no." We should follow just laws, and not unjust ones. As to which are which: ye shall know the tree by its fruits.
But to hear Obama, Eric Holder and Al Sharpton describe the guy, he is another "gentle giant". Tell you what I think. If I were a cop (white), I'd be damn afraid to arrest a black person for wrong doing for fear my life would be turned into a world of Hell for doing my job.
Having said that, the officer used an illegal move for subduing during an arrest. Chokeholds have been banned in NYC since the late 90's I believe. And from what I have read he was stripped of his badge and gun for it.
it does not end it
but that vice/luxury tax is certainly something which serves as a disincentive to existing and prospective smokers
and just as i fill up in the next state (12 miles away) to save 30c a gallon, those in new york seek out 'discounted' cigarettes, buying them where they were not taxed so significantly (but where gas taxes are among the highest)
Ich habe schon Pferde vor der Apotheke kotzen sehen.