"Beating a dead horse"
or "arguing a moot point"
by Kody Ansharr
May 31, 2004
Joseph Brano writes: "However, in this recent letter you
clearly champion yourself as a witty and intelligent powerhouse
for smoker's rights."
No, But I do champion myself a libertarian who also believes
in a free market society.
For instance there's a smoke free bar here now. Non-smokers unite!
Let your wallets be your voice! I picture a mass exodus of non-smokers
from the "sinful" bars to the smoke-free,leaving smokey
bars without business. (ohh the conflicting logic of it all)
You mention "Anarchy", braavo! Nice use of rhetoric,
no-one is asking to bring their six-shooter into the pub.
You also write: "I like how you presume to have a clue about
business, touting that businesses operate however they want and
it is the customer's responsibility for any damage that happens
I re-read my comments and maybe my reading comprehension skills
are not up to par. Because I did not see where I alluded to my
knowing of business nor did I assert that businesses should operate
"however they want". You created a strawman argument,more
accolades to you good sir.
I simply contend that parents
should be held to at least a semblance of accountability when
they knowingly choose(the magic word) to expose junior to any
health hazard.Parents have what they call "free will"
(philisophical debates notwithstanding).
As for the "common courtesy"
argument. If and when a non-smoker enters a smoking pub. Please
realize it is a smoking pub and refrain from ranting and making
a spectacle.There is a smoke free pub down the street.
Kody Ansharr (mostly harmless)
Ketchikan, AK - USA
Freedom & common courtesy by Joseph Brano - Ketchikan, AK -
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