December 12, 2009

His Will in Doing~Pass On

When you ' re down to nothing ,
GOD is up to something!

Worry looks around ,
Sorry looks back ,
Faith looks up..

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"If everyone knew everything there is to know, they would not do half the things they do, including myself, therefore I must forgive them, including myself", RGD

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Jack Hoogendyk~ MI Smoking Ban: A Denial by Govt of Basic Private Property Rights?


From: Jack Hoogendyk <>
Date: December 11, 2009 2:08:26 PM GMT-05:00
Subject: Smoking Ban: A Denial by Government of Basic Private Property Rights?

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Dear Debra,
From the Associated Press-The Michigan Legislature passed a long-delayed smoking ban Thursday, with exceptions for three Detroit casinos that have to compete with tribal casinos not affected by the ban.

"It's a terrific gift to Michigan," the governor told reporters.

The ban will take effect in May 2010. It applies to all bars, restaurants and work places, except for the Detroit casinos, cigar bars, tobacco specialty stores, home offices and motor vehicles.

It's a Matter of Protecting Property Rights.
Should the legislature have passed a law making it illegal to smoke in a private restaurant? Some would say "yes" because the it is the wish of the majority of Michigan voters and taxpayers. This, of course raises the question about "representation". Shouldn't a Representative, after all, represent the wishes of the majority of his district?
My answer would be yes, but at the same time, representatives have a sworn duty to uphold and defend the Constitution. The fifth amendment speaks to the right of private property. The Cato Institute says, "America's Founders understood clearly that private property is the foundation not only of prosperity but of freedom itself. Thus, through the common law, state law, and the Constitution they protected property rights-the rights of people to freely acquire, use, and dispose of property. With the growth of modern government, however, those rights have been seriously compromised."
I personally find smoking to be a disgusting habit. I cannot abide cigarette smoke when I am out to enjoy a nice meal. Incidentally, my father died of lung cancer after 60 years of smoking. However, as a lawmaker, I would find it neccessary to lay aside my personal feelings when considering legislation that would be an affront to the Constitution.
Banning smoking on public property is one thing; people need to go to the Secretary of State, or the Post Office. They should not be subjected to annoying and potentially hazardous second-hand smoke in a public building. But, to tell a proprietor of a restaurant, on his own property, which he paid for and pays taxes on, that he cannot allow his patrons to engage in a LEGAL activity is, in my opinion, a violation of the fifth amendment. The remedy for this would be to either remove all restrictions to smoking, a legal activity, on private property, or to declare cigarette smoking an illegal activity, and banning it altogether.
Isn't interesting that casinos are exempt? Why? Not because there is any sensible argument for why it is OK to blow smoke in the face of a gambler. These exemptions were only put in place because, without them the votes weren't there for passage. The casinos have lobbyists who contribute money to lawmakers.
The growth of government continues. What will be next, banning smoking in your own car or even in your own home? Oh...they are already doing that in California.
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My answer would be yes, but at the same time, representatives have a sworn duty to uphold and defend the Constitution. The fifth amendment speaks to the right of private property.

Islam terrorist Major OK, but Christian Lt. General kicked out of Army


Three Star General forced to retired (because he was a Christian)! General speaks out about why the terrorist attack at Fort Hood was allowed by the military.  Not long, and it is very well said!  This is the thinking kind of man we need as President!!!!!!
You don't hear this on the "state run" media.  I'm surprised Fox News hasn't interviewed the General. 
Maybe there's more to the story than this.  No matter, I agree with everything he says.  Stop coddling and trying to be PC in everything.  "WAR IS HELL".   Alyce