Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Your Vice Is Next

Why should non-smokers care about the news that NYC's Mayor and health commissioner are seeking to ban smoking in open spaces like public parks and beaches? Because now that the pretense of protecting non-smokers has been completely dropped, city governments are embracing bans to protect people from themselves. A total smoking ban is not far behind.

How long before junk food is banned? There's already a soda tax on the table.

How about taxation of the overweight? Outrageous? Let's not forget that a ban on smoking outdoors would have seemed unimaginable twenty years ago. Rest assured, your vice is next.