Number one: freedom of choice implies having knowledge of what is dangerous so you could CHOOSE to stay away. Laws and testing gives us factual information.
Your concern, and those other big government types delude themselves into believing they are helping us poor, stupid, unelightened people who if given the chance will kill themselves with a 40 watt bulb, or by driving a combustion engine, or by eating trans fats...keep your elitist concerns to yourselves and let us live as we may. You cannot tell me that elimination of incandescent bulbs is important to our safety, and at the same time be in favor of legalizing pot. I smoked pot for a number of years and it is far more dangerous to a person than a lightbulb.
Number two: Your are deluding yourself if you still believe that Republicans, IN ACTUALITY, work towards small government when they have power.
You are right...the current Republican leadership is just as dangerous to freedom as the democrats.
Number Three: "I believe that all people should have the freedom to choose on all things that don't injure others." Ah.. something we agree on. Hallelujah.
How do you square that with your desire, and the lefts desire to micromanage people's lives? If I have an incandescent bulb in my house it is injuring no one. If I choose to eat transfats, or smoke cigarettes, or tear the tag off my mattress who am I injuring?
Number Four: "Killing babies" I don't believe abortion is right. But, unlike the "Right", I believe that should be the CHOICE (which you are so fond of saying you want) for each woman to make for herself.
I detest abortion. It is killing another human, not making a choice. But I do live in a representative republic and have to accept the will of the people. Unfortunately we don't know what the will of the people is because the judges have decided for us rather than letting the states decide.