Mark Fisher tried to warn us.

In a bit of unsurprising news the MBTA has taken the step of banning e-cigarette ads among other things.

It reminded me of Mark Fisher’s words on the subject during the gubernatorial primary.

I trust that the good citizens of the Commonwealth can decide for themselves how to run their lives and pursue happiness without any interference from the State regarding the sale of e-cigarettes. If the State were to be involved in this, then what’s next, banning Santa Claus because he smokes a pipe, is overweight and has rosy cheeks after enjoying an adult beverage? The State should stop imposing its version of happiness and allow its citizens to pursue happiness on their own terms. It’s their God-given right to do so.

And Charlie checks off another box on his progressive agenda. What’s next?

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