Blowing smoke up your ass

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 30 Dec 2006 00:51:22 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Say Uncle - the anti-smoking nazis are descending on Say Uncle's state, attempting to mandate non-smoking in bars and restaurants there. I posted the following comment: [publicola]

Back when there was a smoking section on airlines, I often asked for a seat there, even though I didn't smoke, because I wanted to talk with someone during the flight, and I had discovered that the chances of finding a seat mate who would talk with me were much higher there.

I have had a couple of periods of moderate smoking, but my lungs always vote to quit, and I have so far listened to them, especially now that I'm taking high blood pressure medication.

But I still firmly believe that smoking in privately owned establishments is a propery rights issue. If the owner wants to allow smoking, or ban it, it ain't nobody else's business. Don't like it, don't go there, or petition him to change his policy.

Pointing government guns at owners by making a "law" banning, or requiring a place for, smoking is criminal. Every legislator who votes for any such "law" and any cop who enforces it, should be tried for assault and kidnapping or conspiracy to commit mass assault and kidnapping, the proper names for unwarranted arrest. Kidnapping is a capital crime.

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