Originally Posted by Turd Burglar
But who is being hurt here? The smoker, or the bar owner? I would say neither, since the bar owner is still making a living becasue people decided to go out in spite of the ban, and smokers can generally go outside to the patio area for their smoke, which many owners now have. On top of it all, nobody has to bitch about the smell or the environment inside of the bar itself now. Everyone wins.
I just don't see a "victim" here.
The bar owner. Just because YOU don't think he is hurt by it doesn't mean he isn't. Who the hell gives you or me the right to determine what is good for him in regard to his PRIVATE PROPERTY. I'm a Chiefs fan who lives in Texas. Let's imagine I opened a bar here. Would it HURT me if the law required that I only put up Cowboys gear in my bar? It certainly would be good for business. By your criteria, it would be ok for Texas to make that law.