I'm a bit under the weather today, but I thought I'd link to this story. And the part that really spurred me to write this:
Smoking will still be allowed in single-family homes and their yards, and units and yards in apartment buildings, condominiums and townhouses that do not share any common floors or ceilings with other units. [emphasis added]Since when is government the sole proprietor of freedom, to allow it and disallow it at their whim? This kind of thinking behind most Americans' view of government is unsettling. The other day I had to correct a person for thinking that the government is the granter of rights.
By the time the government controls an aspect of the lives of the majority of the people, aspects they don't want to give up, there will be nothing they can do about it.