Posts Tagged ‘Narcotics’
I have always said that having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a pee section in a pool. The dangers of second hand smoking, over hyped or not, are real. In light of this fact Gov. Granholm has passed a smoke-free law making it illegal to smoke indoors in most of Michigan. Among the few exceptions are the Casinos and Cigar Clubs in Detroit.
Question: is this a violation of our freedom?
I think not. Although the ability to smoke will be taken away from many of our citizens, the health of just as many will be protected. Besides, is it not illegal to smoke marijuana? I would like somebody to tell me why that is illegal, yet smoking in general is not.
Narcotics are addictive, expensive and destructive.
Cigarettes are addictive, expensive and destructive.
Get them both out or neither one. Be consistent in your laws, draw a straight line.
I was worried at first that this law may come too close to violating our freedoms. But when I heard that it only prohibits indoor smoking I saw how health oriented it was, and how it could not be abused.
My brother brought up the point that a man out in the middle of a field smoking would not affect anybody. He should therefore not have his right taken away from him. The outdoors-only detail edifies that.
What do you think? Good or bad law? Is this big Government?
Thanks for reading.
P.S. It takes effect May 1st.