And it ought to scare the heck out of you. In a particularly poorly reasoned opinion piece, the editorial staff of the Harvard Crimson have called for a repeal of the 2nd Amendment, (The right to keep and bear arms). Well, using their reasoning, since more Americans die of heart disease than are murdered by hand guns, why don't we repeal the right to be free from unreasonable intrusion of our homes, papers and effects, so that the health police can bust in the door - "Drop that cigarette Buster, or I'll blow your f'ing head off!"
Maybe we should all just open our homes for inspection by the government. After all, it's just for our own good.
Me, I figure the Constitution means what it says. When the health police come to my house, I plan to reintroduce them to the 2nd Amendment.