Freedom, tyranny and smoking

Why did our grandfathers, fathers, brothers, sons and husbands go to war? I thought it was to keep communism and tyranny out of Amer
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

Why did our grandfathers, fathers, brothers, sons and husbands go to war? I thought it was to keep communism and tyranny out of America. I thought it was to preserve the freedoms and rights our forefathers gave to us. But I see, I was living in a fool's paradise, and I was sadly mistaken.

These non-smokers say they don't want to have to deal with our smoke. According the phone book there are 90 eating places. To my knowledge, only one was allowing to smoke.

Are they happy with 89 choices -- oh no, they have to have all 90.

In the 72 hours that it came out the ban was suspended until May or June because the guidelines weren't established yet, his employees have had hands put on them, he's been yelled at, cussed at, been threatened with closure and he finally caved in and went back to non-smoking. Now the smokers complimented him and thanked him and his smoking section remained full, most of the time. But once again the meanness and hatefulness overrule happiness and kindness. We lost all over again.

Yes, they may force a lot of smokers to quit and the revenues will drop drastically. Where will the government get the money to replace the sin taxes? They are going to stick it on these non-smokers taxes and I'm going to laugh my butt off!

Because in the long run, they are going to pay for their greed and self-righteousness.

Patricia Stanley

Sandusky