New laws they are trying to pass!
April 25, 2007 12:13am CST
Did you hear that they are trying pass a new law that you are no longer going to be able to smoke in your car while there is a child in there? I beleive that you SHOULD NOT smoke in the car while a child in present, however, what happens when that law is passed and they try to set a new law that you can not smoke in your car at all? Then after that passes, you can no longer smoke in the streets while walking around, or outside your own house, then inside your own house? what happen then? Our freedom is slowly disapearing! They are trying to pass a law that you can not talk on the phone in your car, I know it is not safe becuase you are being distracted, but then you are not going to be allowed to talk on cell phone is resteraunts because it is rude! What is next, we will no longer be a free country, we will be ruled by every little law, soon, we will no longer be able to swear in public!!!!!
• United States
25 Apr 07
It is not about smoking it is about control. In Minnesota there is a bar owner who has (or planning to file) a Law Suit pending under the Eminent Domaine Clause in the Constitution for taking the business away from her through the smaoking ban. She owned a bar on one side of the street and the other side was a different city with out a smoking ban. Her customers went across the street because they could smoke in the bar. Within 5 months of the smoking ban she was out of business. If smoking is that bad for us then we should ban the sale, growing and production of tabacco. Make it illegal to use tabbacco in any form. You will not see this because the states and Federal Governments are making too much in taxes on tabacco and they don't want to kill the golden goose.
• United States
26 Apr 07
Many smoking bans have already passed. I think Maine is one state that passed it across the board (if I remember correctly) and Arkansas bans smoking in cars with children if the kids are below a certain age. I don't know for sure if other states have passed it yet, but I'm sure it won't be long. I do believe NY already has a cell phone ban while driving, unless it's "hands free." It's like seatbelt laws and many others... they sound good, or they make sense on the surface, but in a free country it's not the governments job to protect people from their own choices if they aren't harming others.