|Re: Lewisville Council Passes Smoking Ban; Restaurants, H...|
Poster: Anonymous Posted: 2012/7/5 11:14:30
Every time there's a council meetings I weep for our City. On the first and third Monday of every month we can be sure that more of our money will be wasted, and more of our liberties will be trampled.
It's a matter of private-property rights. If I own a business, and I'm forced not to smoke, or to allow guests to smoke, then why can't they force me not to smoke in my home?
The public-health argument is ridiculous. If you don't like smoking, then don't go on someone's property who smokes. I don't presume to tell you to allow me to smoke in your business or in your home. I'd appreciate the same courtesy.
I live in the Vista Ridge area, and I run, and walk a bit. I can go to the movie theater, or cotton patch, or TGI's on foot in a short amount of time. However, the council should know that many times, there are cars polluting the air all around me, only a few feet away from where I'm walking. Did you know smoking is only a small fraction of a percent of what cars pollute, so with the public health in mind, shouldn't they keep sidewalks 15 ft. away from the roads? (Sarcasm intended)
The bans are affecting private-property, not public-property. It's worrisome that our City Council doesn't seem to know the difference.