by Karen Ramsey
March 19, 2004
I am very curious as to whether all those who choose the "right to choose" slogan to defend their arguments against a smoking ban in public places in Ketchikan would also support the "right to choose" in the abortion debate. I'll just bet that when pressed for an answer to this question, they would find a way to say that the two issues are different. I don't see that one can arbitrarily pick the issues to which they apply this ideal.
I am disappointed by last night's
council decision to not pass the ordinance. Marty West is likely
the only candidate who would ever get my vote again for any position.
The council bowed down to business owners in this town, which
is something so typical of government entities. You know, as
a "little guy" I contribute tax dollars too. To have
largely overlooked some profound testimony on the part of those
who espouse a ban on smoking in public places in favor of so
many who came across (to my way of thinking) as sounding selfishly
ignorant astounds me. I also have trouble with the idea that
was expressed by some which boils down to the "if you give
them an inch they will take a mile." Does anyone seriously
believe that if such a smoking ban in public places were enacted
that the next place to be targeted would be your homes? Get real!
That is such a tired old argument!
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