Smoking Ban- Dallas One Step Closer To Becoming Texas’ Largest Kindergarten

The Dallas City Council is patting itself on the back about the recent passage of a new city wide smoking ban. Our local dear leaders are so concerned with your health they want to ticket you (with a $200 fine) until you quit smoking in their bars and pool halls.

In a city with abysmally low crime clearance rates (94% of burglars go free) we can now add smoking prevention to the list of useless Dallas police activity (along with poker SWAT raids and TABC strip club undercover work).

Freedom has no chance when the city council views adults as children, and Dallas as a giant head start center. Business owners are upset and worried about the potential loss of revenue. You would be to if the broke and corrupt City of Dallas decided to run your business.

I don’t smoke (occasional cigar notwithstanding). I don’t like my clothes smelling like smoke. But I respect the right of adults and business owners to be left alone, free from the best intentions of moral busybodies.

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4 responses to “Smoking Ban- Dallas One Step Closer To Becoming Texas’ Largest Kindergarten”

  1. Bob says:

    The governor of Illinois is patting himself on the back too about the Illinois ban. Now he will be investigated to see who bought all of his legislation.

  2. I understand that there are bigger fish to go after. However, I welcome the ban. It is a health issue as well. It is not just the clothes smelling, I feel physically ill after I have been around smokers. Also, I welcome efforts to reduce the smoking habit. My Dad has lung issues due to smoking. I have two siblings who smoke heavily. Also, I see patients who smoke and have severe illnesses. I am against “big brother” over-involvement in our lives. But, this is just like preventing our children from playing with toys which include lead based paint. I think that it is rational to protect our society.

  3. Robert Guest says:

    “But, this is just like preventing our children from playing with toys which include lead based paint. I think that it is rational to protect our society.”

    That is exactly why we don’t need a smoking ban. We are free people- not the government’s children. Adults should be allowed to make adult decisions, smoking included.

    Under your theory we shouldn’t just ban smoking in bars, we should ban drinking also.

  4. Brandon W. Weaver says:

    I agree totally.

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