How come an intelligent, politically minded Canadian such as yourself, is only commenting on U.S. politics and inequities?
Sean,As a friend and supporter of the professional wrestling business, I have to say it is good seeing you expand your sphere of influence. As a politically minded person, I admire you for the way you are standing up for and behind what you believe in. However, if the Libertarian party is as unfriendly, as a whole, as Boortz is to Christians, then I can not support the party. Please tell me what it is about high profile Libertarians and the joy so many of them take in insulting those who are of a religious nature.
This article doesn't surprise me. Working within a "progressive" Occupational Health position myself, I can say that there will be a LOT more of this kind of oppression on the horizon. In fairness, if smokers are the subject of the health insurance witch hunt why not go after the fatties?
Sean, you're right. This is just another example of personal freedoms being compromised by a government that thinks it knows what's best for citizens.In response to kevin, this is significantly different than what smokers are facing. Insurance companies don't have the power of the law to enforce what they do. Smokers engage in a legal activity by choice that has consequences for health insurance coverage. This, on the other hand, is a ban by a municipal government that can cite and/or close restaurants that don't abide by the ban. Big difference.
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Hi Mr PriceThanks for the comment. I too am of christian faith. Neal Boortz does have his opinions which he is entitled to. Mr Boortz is a great talk show host who claims to be libertarian. The truth of the matter is he has many libertarian views, but he is not a full metal libertarian. I too am not full libertarian. I have a problem with the abortion issue. Libertarians believe in the right to choose. At the same time they believe all innocent humans have a right to Life, Liberty, Property, and pursuit of happiness. My question to libertarians is "when do you apply these right to a human?" I strongly believe these rights should be applied at conception. That said, I am still very much a libertarian because I believe in smaller government and much more freedom. The views of many libertarians may differ from one issue to the next, but libertarians are united as it pertains to the big picture. FREEDOM!!! REAL FREEDOM!!!
Actually I'd have to say this is EXACTLY like what's being done against smokers, though not necessarily a casual citizen, but 3 bars near where I live (3 mile radius) have gone out of business since the smoking ban took effect last year. While it may or may not be a debate about citizens rights it is absolutely a debate about business rights, and whether the government has the right to initiate a change, that while it may not be the 20% loss of business (in a state with 15% smoker populace), should still be the owner of the establishments decision. With this next, how many more will be left unemployed or forced to close down?
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