We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A city-wide smoking ban, including in your car? Gee, I'd hate to be the victim of my own second-hand smoke. Why not ban everything that you don't like, if freedom is not on your agenda? Right Wing Nuthouse. May we begin with banning overweight women in sweat pants? But what I really want to ban from my town are intrusive, nosy, nanny, smarty-pants, over-controlling jerks who see it as their mission to run my life. Runnning one's own ought to be job enough for anyone.
Killer asteroids. A greater threat to human life than warming or cooling. But is the UN doing anything about it? Is the government? Captain Ed. I'm scared. Nancy Pelosi - or Superman, save me!
Smart bullets - Bionic hornet. I want these for my next round of sporting clays. Reminds me of a guy I know who shot crows out of the air with a .22 when he was a kid. Not an easy feat, and not too intelligent in a residential area.
Take that dang burkha off! It takes all of the fun out of girl-watching. Viking. And some of those Moslem gals are hot, but, unlike the fundy Moslem fellows, we don't do rape: we enjoy attraction and affection returned - which is admittedly difficult to find. Nobody said life is easy.
"But what I really want to ban from my town are intrusive, nosy, nanny, smarty-pants, over-controlling jerks who see it as their mission to run my life."
I am guessing that this is true for the rules that you do not like but not true for the rules that you do like.
Would it be ok to legalize most drugs again? Smoking seems to be sacred to some so why not bring back marijuana? It is just another form of smoking after all and they are both narcotics.
As far as I am concerned so long as it doesnt negatively effect other people folks can do whatever they like to themselves. Want to smoke? Go for it, just dont start blowing smoke on other people. Unfortunately that means doing it in public is essentially a bad move. Ticket? Sure, just like if they want to drink in public or swing a knife around their head at random.