I understand fully what the is all about, and I further understand their .
, and they’re to be commended for their desire to stamp out smoking- it’s a nasty habit, and people shouldn’t do it.
That said, I cannot go along with the .
Full disclosure here- I am a smoker, albeit one who has learned to keep his habit as far away from others as possible.
I get it that there are people who hate it, and I do everything I can to avoid smoking where they can be bothered by it.
I try not to smoke around children- including my 6-year-old grandson.
I don’t even smoke inside my own home.
But I will not agree with the push to pass ever more laws to keep me from lighting up where I can.
At the end of the day, it’s my choice to light up where it’s legal for me to do so.
And please don’t holler at me about children seeing me smoke, and those children thinking it’s fine to do that, too.
If you don’t want your kids to light up, it’s YOUR job to teach them the evils of it- not mine.
Generally speaking, I tend to support the ideals of the Democratic party more than I do the Republicans, but not when it comes to the ever-increasing nanny state the far left of the party seems to think we need.
It’s NOT the government’s business what I do with my life, so long as I’m not robbing banks or planting bombs or the like.
I still believe in the idea of - so I’ll not be “blowing smoke” in someone’s face if they get in mine.
I WILL be somewhat vocal about defending my right to exercise the .
I’m pretty sure the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office has better things to do than bust me for smoking in a corner of some park somewhere- LOTS better things.
Let’s all try to get along a little better than we have been.
You stay out of my life, and I’ll stay out of yours.
If you want to mount the next crusade, perhaps against people having a beer in the parks while having their picnics, you can have at it.
I’ll let the beer drinkers stand up for their own rights to use the PUBLIC facilities their taxes help pay for.
It’s not a problem for me.
I don’t drink.