Donald Trump raises the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 – but what about Homosexuality?
By Julio Severo
Donald Trump signed a sweeping bill on December 20, 2019 that includes raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 for both cigarettes and vapes.
The legislation was supported by Republicans and Democrats, socialists and capitalists.
A crackdown on youth smoking, by changing the minimum age for cigarette and other tobacco purchases from 18 to 21, has become necessary because cigarette smoking produces 480,000 deaths per year, including over 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually, or 1,300 deaths every day.
Banning access to cigarettes to 21-year-old people is expected to produce major downstream health benefits, with the U.S. government estimating nearly 250,000 fewer deaths due to tobacco over several decades.
That not smoking is much better than smoking is an experience that Trump knows by himself. A White House physician’s report showed that Trump is much healthier than he looks because he doesn’t drink or smoke.
He has abstained from both for a lifetime.
There are certain things that it is better to abstain from. And if these things cause a big social harm, it is correct enact laws to protect children and teens, and Trump just did it regarding smoking.
Yet, smoking is not the only evil threatening young people.
Homosexuality was traditionally criminalized in the United States until the 1990s, when the U.S. Supreme Court, instigated by a powerful homosexual lobby, struck down anti-sodomy laws.
The liberalization of homosexuality may have been excellent for homosexualist groups, but it was not healthy to young people. Such liberalization has become a serious problem not only because homosexuality has increasingly received state protection and promotion, but also because, just as in the case of smoking, young people are the most vulnerable victims.
The Pew Research Center, in a report titled “U.S. has world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households,” said,
For decades, the share of U.S. children living with a single parent has been rising, accompanied by a decline in marriage rates and a rise in births outside of marriage. A new Pew Research Center study of 130 countries and territories shows that the U.S. has the world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households.
Almost a quarter of U.S. children under the age of 18 live with one parent and no other adults (23%), more than three times the share of children around the world who do so (7%). The study, which analyzed how people’s living arrangements differ by religion, also found that U.S. children from Christian and religiously unaffiliated families are about equally likely to live in this type of arrangement.
In comparison, 3% of children in China… live in single-parent households.
That is, even communist China protects families better than the U.S. does, even though China has an infamous compulsory family planning policy of limiting the number of babies by couples.
Single-parenting makes children and teens vulnerable to identity confusion, including sexual confusion. Because of their state of confusion, they are especially vulnerable to the predatory homosexual propaganda and indoctrination. Without a necessary intervention from the government, with single-parenting increasing in the U.S., inevitably homosexuality will increase among young people too.
The next generations of Americans, victims of the sexual irresponsibility of parents, will be easy preys of predatory homosexuality because of single parenting.
Children from single-parent homes have already enough problems. To expose them to additional pressures, especially the predatory homosexual propaganda and indoctrination, should be a crime.
If smoking is harmful to young people, why think that homosexuality is not?
If the U.S. government can ban smoking to protect young people, why not ban predatory homosexual propaganda and indoctrination to protect children and teens?