Originally Posted by AustinChief
And yet another smoking ban thread that misses the point entirely. Any smoker who claims a ban violates their "rights" is an idiot. Just like the anti-smoking crowd who claim they somehow have a "right" to a smoke free environment when they go out.
Smoking bans are an infringement on ONE person's rights... the OWNER of the PRIVATE PROPERTY. That's it.
The only thing to debate is wether or not you feel it is justified for the government (in this case city) to step in and tell a private property owner what is ok behavior for adults on their property.
Smoking bans don't hurt me in the least but I still find them to be massive violations of private property rights.
You are being a little over-dramatic.
The city has every right to decide what is an acceptable business or what happens in their city, from banning strip clubs, juice bars, smoking, alcohol, or make sure that where the restaurant is cooking their food is up to standard so people don't get sick and die.
Don't like it move to a new city that doesn't have said restrictions.