Thursday, October 14, 2010

NYC Councilwoman harbors totalitarian views

This morning, I received this response from NYC councilwoman Jessica Lappin with regards to Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to ban smoking in all of NYC's parks, harbors, and beaches:

Councilwoman Jessica Lappin informed me that she in fact supports the idea of an outdoor smoke ban not because outdoor smoking in a park is harmful to non-smokers, but because it would help to reduce smoking. Translation: I have the right to tell you how to live your life.

How did it ever come to this, and where are all of the angry Americans that are supposed to tell despotic public servants like Ms. Lappin where to stuff it?

This is about a lot more than smoking.