posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 06:07 AM
smoking is bad. no way! did they just find this out last week? do we need a warning to tell us inhaling smoke regardless of what is being burned
bad for our health? the fact the body tries to reject it should give you a #ing clue.
but this isnt about smoking being bad for you. its about businesses being told who they can and cant have in their business doing what they want.
thats an intrusive government. remember when the government tried outlawing alcohol? yeah we know how that turned out.
a private business should not be told by the government that he or she cannot let their customers do what they want in their own establishment, in
this case smoking. going to a business like a bar is a choice and if the owner of said bar you have to go topless or not be allowed to go in, those
who dont want to go topless wont enter. going there is a choice, a priviledge as it IS a PRIVATE business, not a right. just like many companies had
already adopted no smoking policies prior to the "i want the government to play bully for me" trend started. dont like a place where people smoke?
dont go there is all i can say, the owner should be able to set their own policies on such matters.
it was one thing with hospitals, noone should smoke there. grocery stores also. but a bar? give me a break! some no smoking policies i can
understand and even agree with but banning smoking in all bars is just retarded, period. people can just stay home frink ooze and listen to loud
music, do it for less and still be able to smoke. the bar loses business and if it gets bad enough goes out of business entirely.
so what do such bannings do exactly? in a way its discouraging consumerism. why go out for a bite to eat if you cant sit in a smoking section and
smoke? you can stay home eat for less and still smoke.
i dont smoke and i hate smoking but i also realize that its a freedom people should continue to have. i dont like drinking alcohol but i dont think
alcohol should be outlawed and i dont think bars should be closed down because of drunk drivers.
if we take peoples rights away based on another persons sense of morality or how we should live then we'll lose more and more rights as stupid as
some of the activities may be.
although i wait for the day when its completely outlawed and goes the same way booze did. just more money being thrown down the drain by the
government to try and stop something that cant be stopped.
we need to stop telling business owners how to run their own business in terms of what their customers can and cant do. we need to stop telling each
other how to live, OUR way to live isnt everyone else's way.
thank god we all dont think alike or live the same way, this planet would get awfully boring awfully quick.