[FoRK] The Shift...

Jeff Bone jbone at place.org
Sun May 29 12:44:55 PDT 2005


Elias wrote:

> Uhmm, the issue wrt bans on smoking in public is not whether people  
> are
> allowed to choose to endanger themselves by being around other people
> who smoke, the issue is whether the people who choose to smoke  
> should be
> allowed to force their decision on and, in doing so, endanger others.

Polemic alert.

I don't see smokers tying up non-smokers and blowing smoke in their  
faces in public.  I don't see anybody "forcing" any decisions on  
anybody --- except the Prohibitionists.  If you go into a bar,  
knowing that it's likely to be smoky --- that's YOUR decision.  Own it.

jb



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