Originally created 08/15/04

Smoking ban will erode our rights

I do not like the idea of having a smoking ban.

We must take a look at this from a future view. If the government can ban smoking you have to ask yourself what else can they ban? This is an issue that has roots in a principal question. We have to ask: How much will we let the government regulate us?

I feel that it is the right of the building owners to allow smoking or not. It is the choice of you and I if we do not want to go inside because they allow smoking. I personally do not like people smoking in public buildings, but I am willing to put up with it like I have all my life to keep from having more rights taken away.

Corbin Dickson

(Editor's note: The writer is a home-schooled high school senior.)

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