Oppression comes in many forms. We all know about freedom of speech, press, assembly, and basic expression – None of which we had in Cuba, and I craved to have in the United States; but what about being oppressed for just enjoying life, for being among friends, or for partaking of a perfectly legal cigar? Is that much different than ‘rights’ given by a piece of paper or law? I don’t think so. It’s about just being free – free to relax, free to dream, and free to pause with a cigar.
Music has given me everything. It allows the imagination to roam, to use the mind and heart in ways that bring a joy to life otherwise unimaginable. A cigar can have the same effect.
By sitting alone with a cigar, again, the mind and heart begin to roam. Among the rings of aromatic smoke come thoughts of good times, reflection of cherished moments, and dreams of the future. With a great cigar, time can stand still. Stress can become a distant feeling, and contentment can come easily. My goodness, that sounds like music, poetry, or staring at a great painting. You see, cigars are, indeed, an art form. No different than my music, or a classic painting or book. They each work to give meaning to life. That’s a cigar, to me.
That’s why I am a proud Lifetime Member of Cigar Rights of America. That’s why government intrusion into cigars, whether you make them, sell them, or just have one on your front porch, must stop. Join the cause of Cigar Rights of America. Tell your elected officials to stop oppression of those that simply want to enjoy life – with a cigar.
I am a proud Member of Cigar Rights of America.
Watch Glynn Loope’s interview with Arturo Sandoval in Washington, DC. below.
Arturo Sandoval was recently nominated for 5 additional Latin Grammy Awards. You can learn more about Sandoval on his website at arturosandoval.com
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