Pubdate: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MT) Copyright: 2011 The Bozeman Daily Chronicle Contact: http://bozemandailychronicle.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1686 Author: Andy Meehan STATE'S HAPPINESS IS BEING SLOWLY WHITTLED AWAY Montana is slowly becoming like every other state. The freedoms we enjoy here are being siphoned away by those who think they are doing the rest of us a favor. I believe that the basis of life in Montana should be centered around making ourselves happy without impinging on the happiness of others. Our happiness is being slowly whittled away by those with too much time on their hands that think they know what is best for the rest of us. The possible upcoming repeal of the state's medical marijuana laws is an example of people trying to make decisions for others that have almost no impact on themselves. On all issues, from gun rights to gay rights, I hope the powers that be will keep in mind our unalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Andy Meehan Bozeman - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.