15 July 2006

Smoking 'not a right'

One more time for all of the smokers who seemed to be lost in a fog of their own making: Smoking is not a right protected by the U.S. Constitution. It is ludicrous to repeatedly read quotes from smokers about their "right" to smoke being taken away. Smokers have no more right to generate cancer-causing fumes in a public place than I have to urinate in public.

Thankfully, there are laws against the latter practice, and we can pass a law against the former if our elected officials have the courage... And, while I'm at it, throwing cigarette butts out a car window is littering. Smokers do not have a right to litter, even though many believe they are above the law.

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