In this case, Patrick McIlheran is not “Right On”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Patrick McIlheran equates banning smoking in restaurants with a Chicago-area proposal to ban trans fats in restaurants.

I don’t think he has it exactly right.

While I’m personally in favor of smoking bans, viagra buy for sale I’m against legislating the “healthfulness” of the various foods a restaurant serves.

The distinction to me is that if I order fatty food, viagra buy the only person I’m hurting is myself.

If I light up in a crowded restaurant, on the other hand, I’m hurting everyone in the vicinity whether they wanted to smoke or not.

Everyone should be free to hurt themselves.

No one should be free to hurt others.

7 comments July 18th, 2006


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