Hello Fellow Compatriots

My name is Joe. I’m worried about Australia. We’re turning into a nanny state. I worry that this country will no longer be a great place to live if our laws continue to advance in the way they are now. Our freedom is being lost and important issues fail to get the attention they deserve because resources are diverted to nanny state politics.

I don’t like smoking. I think it smells like sh*t and tastes just as bad, and in my opinion the associated risks are not worth it. I also don’t like bungee jumping, McDonalds or sky diving. Again, in my opinion, the associated risks are not worth the enjoyment obtained from these activities.

However I do like KFC, beer, mountain bike riding and go karting. They all have risks, no different to smoking, bungee jumping, McDonalds and sky diving, but I’ve decided I enjoy them enough to warrant the risk. Does this give me the right to campaign against smoking, bungee jumping, McDonalds and sky diving, and be prejudice against the people who enjoy those activities? According to our government, maybe it does.

I believe people have the right to choose what risks they will take. That is why I am making a personal sacrifice and taking up smoking in protest of our government’s oppression.

I don’t think there is a mandate for nanny state laws. For example most people are not passionate about banning smoking. They’d rather see health services improve or more funds to education. Oppressive laws are pushed by a few extremists and minority groups. Pushed by people and organizations who perceive themselves as victims.

You may think the examples of smoking vs bungee jumping vs KFC etc are unrelated or invalid, but try to step back from the specific examples and think about what sort of philosophy we would like our government to abide by. What general principles and values we would like to live our lives by. Think about what sort of philosophy you’d adopt that would serve as a guide to the basis of any laws in this country. Principles and ideas that could be applied in a consistent manner when making decisions about law. Take a look at the smoking philosophy page for more info.

Maybe one day we can live in a world where we are free to decide how we live our lives. A world where people are held accountable for their actions. Where justice is served to those who do wrong. Where people can’t make excuses and blame others. Where people can’t engage in litigation against others for their own decisions.

I hope this website helps people make more informed opinions about law in Australia. Hopefully it triggers people to think about law on a more philosophical level, rather than be swayed by emotional arguments that aren’t really valid. With our powers combined we can make a difference. So grab yourself some cigarettes, share them with your friends and family, and help make Australia a better place.

Thanks for reading, and have fun doing whatever you like to do. Make the best of it as you may not be allowed to do it one day.


Disclaimer: The information presented on freedomsmoker.org is only the opinion of the writer. Most likely, the writer’s opinions are completely wrong and these articles should not be viewed by anyone. Do your own research, develop your own opinions.

  1. November 4, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Joe, your efforts to encourage people to think are to be applauded. There should be more of it. May I gently suggest you should not be so hard on yourself: your views are as valid as anyone else’s. I will keep an eye on your site. I suspect you have valuable things to say.

    • November 5, 2012 at 12:35 am

      Hi David thanks for your feedback. Nothing like some positive words to help maintain my will power to continue smoking.

      Similarly keep up the good work with your site. I’ll be keeping an eye or two on it.

      • November 5, 2012 at 8:51 am

        Now, don’t you get cross-eyed smoking any kind of dangerous weed, young man. That would be just terrible! Society will condemn you for your evil ways. tee hee!

      • November 6, 2012 at 4:02 am

        The government told me that type of smoking is bad and that they prefer alcohol which I must conform with. So I won’t be smoking any strange herbs.

      • November 6, 2012 at 11:58 am

        You lie! I can tell. But don’t ask me how!!!!

      • November 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm

        Yes, the hypocrisy re alcohol is extraordinary and alarming.

  2. notsosupermodel
    August 3, 2013 at 5:32 am

    Joe, you crack me up…

    “I believe people have the right to choose what risks they will take. That is why I am making a personal sacrifice and taking up smoking in protest of our government’s oppression.”

    The most unique excuse to take up smoking since “I got addicted to nicotine gum and cut out the middle man”. You almost make a really stupid decision sound intelligent. Brilliant.

    ps. I like bungee jumping, skydiving and, in some drunken moments, McDonalds.

    • August 4, 2013 at 4:30 am

      Hello not so supermodel. My decision to smoke is not to be laughed at. Some people cough at it, especially when I blow smoke in their faces. Bungee jumping ay. Do you know people die from that? Really sad. By drunken moments do you mean sober moments? Otherwise you are putting your body at risk!

      • notsosupermodel
        August 4, 2013 at 7:59 am

        Freedomsmoker, you continue to crack me up, you’ll never get near enough to make me cough. I have no problem putting my body at risk for my own enjoyment, but I’m way too selfish to do it in protest of government opression. I guess we all get our kicks in different ways and I know we all make stupid decisions.

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