Friday, March 24, 2006

Towns allowed to ban smoking in private clubs - The Boston Globe

Towns allowed to ban smoking in private clubs - The Boston Globe:

"Brookline, the first municipality in the state to ban smoking in bars and restaurants, also banned smoking in private clubs in the mid-1990s. Alan Balsam, the town's public health commissioner, said he's now fielding complaints about smoking in multifamily buildings. ''I would say the issue is now more about condominiums and apartments,' he said. ''There should be some way that people can avoid second-hand smoke in their own home if it's coming from the apartment below. What if the kid upstairs has asthma? It's a tough decision.'"

So in the last paragraph of this article, we see where the smoking ban is headed. No smoking in your own house. And how will the government find out? Well, we'll just have the government spot checking everyone's homes. Big brother wants to come into your house. And we're so stupid- we'll let them. It's for "public health" after all. When will people stop talking about public this, or the community, or the people. They don't exist. Only the individual exists. Groups are fiction, dangerous fiction. I am not a "public", I am a person.

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