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.