Iowa House Passed Statewide Smoking Ban

I’m not a smoker. I don’t like to be around smoke. I limit family visits because of the smoke. That said, smoking is legal. As long as it is legal, if I CHOOSE to smoke, it is just that. It is MY CHOICE. If I own a business, I should have the right to CHOOSE whether it is a smoking or non-smoking environment. We used to frequent a local steak house. It is a very small building and the entire building is always full of smoke. After we had children, we quit dining there. It was their CHOICE to have a smoke-filled environment and it was our CHOICE not to go there.

That is how it should work. Government doesn’t need to start taking away my CHOICE to use a legal substance or allow people to use a legal substance in my business.

What is next? I’m an obese woman (albeit 24 lbs lighter). Obesity is a killer. When do they take away my potato chips?

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

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