1.03.2010

Bastions of Liberty

Cropping up here and there :

There is evidence that smoking bans outside New York City may also be losing their bite. USA Today reported last month that bars in Chicago and Honolulu as well as in Ohio and Virginia were openly defying bans.

Bad laws breed disobedience and disrespect for the law.

I will note, though, that passive resistance to smoking bans arguably doesn't give other non-smoking bar patrons the notice that they would have had pre-ban to make an informed decision to enter a smoke-filled bar with what amounts to true consent.