Originally Posted by ClevelandBronco
However, we don't need to argue about that because you are almost certainly wrong. In this case I would venture to say that there remains some small fraction of business owners who are now prohibited from smoking on their own private property, and who feel the injustice that has been done to them.
I would say it sucks for them. I guess that's what happens when you live in a majority rules democracy, and you end up on the side with less votes?
If you are trying to make the point of less government is better, I can understand that. As it goes into this case in particular, I have a hard time seeing the evils of the ruling. Nobody is on the short end of the stick outside the bar owner that wants to smoke while behind the bar. I'm sure for every three bars that prosper these days due to the ban, there may be one that goes out of business, but I don't hear the stories of former bar owners cursing the ban as to the reason they lost their livelihood.
I'm not trying to make this some kind of party line subject. I was honestly curious as to what people thought of it a few years removed from the fact. It was a big deal when it was all going now, but that died off pretty quickly.