Where there's smoke...
POSTED: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 9:28pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 4:37am
Tyler — This morning this almost got by me in the newsroom...
The Texas House wants to pass a law that says you can't smoke in private restaurants. At first I thought okay because I don't like cigarette smoke. I guess that's because I don't smoke.
Then it hit me. Private restaurants?
If Joe Blow wanted to build or start his own place to eat and he wanted to make it for smokers, or anybody who could tolerate smoking, why not?
Before long, the government will start trying to tell you what you can serve at your own restaurant. Wait a minute. They are trying to do that right now as well.
The funny part is this bill they are trying to pass as law is coming from the Texas House which is mainly Republican.Republicans usually want government out of our lives.
So, does this mean if a powerful lawmaker is annoyed by the color blue, maybe one day the color shouldn't show up in a private restaurant.
I was raised by the WW2 generation. After they saved the world, they came home and wanted to be left alone and live their life. As their kids, we played till dark, drank out of the garden hose and climbed trees.
It's the baby boom generation that I am a part of that now a days- if you'll let them- will try and tell you what to do from the moment you get up from the moment you go to bed.
Would I go to a place to eat with cigarette wafting in the air.No. But if someone wants to build one and others want to eat there, isn't that the American way?
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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