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It’s Time to Ban Alcohol from Michigan Bars

[Full Disclosure: I don’t smoke.  Never have, never will.  I absolutely despise the habit.  And I refuse to hang out with people when they smoke.  My dad smoked when I was growing up and I learned to absolutely hate  and despise the habit.  The smoke in my eyes causing them to burn and itch, the smell, the stains on the walls, the butts all over the place, the ashes that he would flick out his front window in the car only to fly through my open window in the back seat into my eyes, coughing from the smoke, etc etc etc. I hate hate hate it.  In fact, I won’t even date someone who smokes.  However, all that said…]

Dennis Fithian, of Detroit’s 97.1FM The Ticket sports talk radio, is arguing this evening that the new smoking ban here in Michigan (and 37 other States) is just wonderful! He says that it is because people deserve a “right” to go into a bar and not breathe second-hand smoke. “It’s a health matter”, he says, and it’s the responsibility of the government to take care of “health matters” for people.

Okay then…

Time to ban alcohol in bars. Well, okay, we don’t need to ban all alcohol, but simply anything that will cause people to get drunk. However, since everyone has a different tolerance to alcohol, and we can’t just make this arbitrary, then we need a specific rule. How about… 1-drink per person per day. I have never seen anyone’s life in danger due to a smoker getting violent or belligerent at a bar. I have never seen a fight break out over smoking. I have never seen anyone get into an accident, because his smoke inhalation level was impairing his driving, thereby putting everyone else at risk. I have seen all of this happen due to alcohol consumption. Therefore, time for a 1-drink per person per day rule in all Michigan bars. Afterall, as Dennis says, “It’s a health matter”, and it’s the responsibility of the government to take care of “health matters” for people.

You know what also is a health matter? Fatty foods. Thus, it’s time to ban fatty foods from bars. From now on, all foods will adhere to a government standard. If foods are too fatty, they will not be allowed in bars. Like burgers and dogs and wings? Too bad. They are too fatty and thus banned from bars. Afterall, as Dennis says, “It’s a health matter”, and it’s the responsibility of the government to take care of “health matters” for people.

Also, Dennis gives the example of someone, who does not like cigarette smoke, trying to apply for a job at a bar, but being denied employment, because they refuse to work in a smoking environment. That’s just ‘not fair!’, says Dennis. Well, how about someone who wants to work at a bar anddoesn’t want to put up with obnoxious drunk people? Can we now demand the 1-drink rule so that the person can work in a bar without drunk people? Don’t people have a “right” to go to a bar and not have to deal with obnoxious drunk people?

Yeah, I’m sure Dennis will be all in favor of that type of government interference and taking away of freedoms and liberties from people.

Just gotta luv the liberal nanny state mentality. If it has to do with something they don’t like, they are very much in favor of the government stepping in to take away freedoms. Brilliant.

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December 12, 2009 , 10:26PM - Posted by | Liberalism

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