.....Is on its way out!
I love how the Republicans like to argue that regulating smoking in business establishments such as bars or taverns is somehow such a terrible sin against the private rights of business owners. These business owners' rights to exist, to contract with others, or to express their first amendment rights are diminished by state interference with the free flow of second hand smoke.
Well, enough is enough. And it's long overdue. People recognize that the rights of the many outweigh the rights of the few, and for once, Republicans are on the opposite side of that argument. The Tavern League has lobbied long and hard to block the rights of the majority to be free of cancer.
Apparently those opposing the ban think that eliminating smoking in bars will be bad for business. Truthfully, I think it won't be bad for business. It will be bad for drunks. More people will be able to go to bars and spend money without having to endure a hazy tar cloud.
Hell, what could be better for business?