Smoker fights ban to higher court

Full story: KRQE Albuquerque and New Mexico

Stephen Brown was so opposed to New Mexico's ban on smoking in public places that he got himself cited for lighting up in a Catron County bar just minutes after the new law took effect.

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Ed Sweda

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Oct 29, 2008
 
Mr. Brown confuses the act of smoking with being a smoker. He has full access to bars as long as he does not engage in the act of smoking while he is there. The law regulates a person's actions, not status.
Free_America

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Ed Sweda wrote:
Mr. Brown confuses the act of smoking with being a smoker. He has full access to bars as long as he does not engage in the act of smoking while he is there. The law regulates a person's actions, not status.
Yes the law strips the property owner of his/her rights. Socialism at its finest.

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Ed Sweda wrote:
Mr. Brown confuses the act of smoking with being a smoker. He has full access to bars as long as he does not engage in the act of smoking while he is there. The law regulates a person's actions, not status.
“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand time and almost imperceptible reductions, in this way the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed”… Adolf Hitler
Freedom

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Mr. Brown confuses the act of smoking with being a smoker. He has full access to bars as long as he does not engage in the act of smoking while he is there. The law regulates a person's actions, not status.
What kind of doublespeak is that? That's a lot like saying musicians who wish to play music at a local gig can gather together indoors...but they must leave their instruments outdoors.

Tell us...when like minded individuals lose the right to gather indoors on private property to enjoy a LEGAL lifestyle....what loss of rights would you quote? Take note of the word legal.

Can you site precedent for this from our nations past that you are particularly proud of?
Racing Fan

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Oct 30, 2008
 
Oh know, another smoking article. This will be good for 200 replies or more.

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I back this guy 100%....fight for your rights...refuse to be controlled by the anti everything wackos..

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