God bless the South.........It seems there is another mayor who not only believes in private property rights, but is willing to stand up against the pharmaceutical nicotine lobbyists...I am of course referring to the American Lung, American Cancer Society, Non-Smokers Rights, and all the other non-profits which do the bidding of the Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Company; and were defeated in Cave City Kentucky. This story of course is a couple weeks old, but you have to admire the common sense and clear thinking that breeds a classic line such as this:
Trampling on the rights of private-property owners has never been a part of American “mainstream” thinking
“I voted not to pass a ban because I don’t feel like government should tell private business owners who help support the city with their taxes what to do about smoking,” (Mayor) Hunt told the Bluegrass Institute. “I respect those people who see this as strictly a health issue, but I also respect the man who has invested in his business and is trying to make a living.”
Word of advice to the non-profits... it would have been more credible for you to lobby for smoking bans, had you not accepted nearly $500,000,000.00 in Nicoderm money. We might have been convinced you were looking out for our health; now, you're simply paid spokespersons towing the company line.
Do you provide advertising for any other companies?
How about this one? www.clean-air-quality.com