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Friday, January 06, 2006

DC City Council Smokes Out Freedom With Smoking Bans

The City Council of Washington, DC has voted to ban smoking in bars and restaurants.
More happenings from Aggressor Homeland.

I have always been a nonsmoker and disliked the habit intensely. But today smoking in "public places" is a battleground of freedom.

Bars and restaurants are not public places. They are privately-owned. It should be entirely up to the owner whether or not smoking is permitted. Don't like it? Don't patronize that place. Don't like it? Work somewhere else.

Smoking bans extinguish freedom.

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