Are we as a country loosing our rights?

United States
December 24, 2009 8:20pm CST
Everyone seemed to think it was cool for smokers to loose their rights. Now we are faced with health care being forced on us whether we want it or not. I wonder what rights we loose next. So much from the land of the free.
5 responses
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Dec 09
Amen to that. I think it will only get worse also. They have too much control over all of us now. It is almost like we are not even eligible to speak for ourselves anymore. I'm not sure what is next.
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• United States
29 Dec 09
I thought it was just me thinking this way. Thank you. Geez how much worse can things get. I heard on the news that the economy is doing better. Cant prove it by me. When here they are no job opportunities unless you want to work minium wage to support your family. Lets hope we are wrong as I dont see things getting better.
@PastorP (1174)
• United States
25 Dec 09
In answer to the question posed in the title, yes, I think, probably know, we are losing our rights. What's next? I heard someone in Congress had the bright idea to suggest a law that homeowners would not be able to sell their house unless it had a "green sticker" indicating it was environmentally friendly I guess. I think Congress just needs to take a break and stop passing laws. I think we have plenty already.
• United States
25 Dec 09
So how do we stop this insanity that we the people have created? I think it will just continue to get worse. Thats to bad. People of the USA need to wake up and get with things fixed.
@yinmm007 (605)
• China
25 Dec 09
Smoking damages the health of both smoker and people around the smoker.So there are lots mark like 'NO SMOKING'.In my opinion more and more bad habits which are danger for people's health will be forbiden.Then we'll have a happy life on the earth.
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• United States
25 Dec 09
smoking isnt the issue. Read all the question.
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Dec 09
Smoking is something that should have been controlled a long time ago. It's dangerous and causes us all a lot of uneeded health problems that can be easily prevented. Though lately, it as if it seems America the word "rights" is a tearm used losely. People always find away around it with sometimes a redicouls law. As for health care being forced, that I don't think is completely true. There are still options to opt-out if you know how to do so. You don't "have" to have it as it is highly recommended. They just want to stress and make health care readily accessable for anyone who might want or need it.
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• United States
25 Dec 09
sure its unhealthy I dont disput that. But someone telling me what to do I have lost my right. Its also for me to drive down a road with a drunk driver behind a wheel=I dont see alchol hard to get or no one stopping that crap. A drunk driver can kill a person instantly. Where as smoking can take several years to hurt you. That isnt the debate here. The fact that rights get trumped for the little things its the bigger things people dont realize what they have done. I dont mind the smoking laws but stop and think a minute yesterday smoking rights, today seat belt laws, tomorrow??? Everything a person does there is an action and a reaction. From what I hear you will have no choice because you will still have to pay for it. And you cant even use it for like 4 years. Im all for people having health care but at what costs do we pay?????
• United States
30 Dec 09
I think we will always be the lanf of the free. It's complicated on how we are getting so much of our rights taken away but I think we will still be the land of the free. I'm not sure what rights we have taken from us later on in life.