England is looking to impose a ban on smoking in public places.
As a smoker I tend to disagree with these indoor smoking bans as I find it a major inconvienience and nuisance to not be able to smoke at a bar. I personally feel that it should be up to the owners of these establishments on whether or not to allow smoking and from there the public can decide which type of establishment it wants to support.
I can also understand the point of view of the non-smokers as cigarette smoke is rather nasty to a non smoker (it bothers me at times). There isn't an answer that will make everyone happy with regards to smoking and "smokers rights"
But I feel that this comment in regards to the proposed smoking ban in the England pretty much sums up why I mistrust those on the left hand side of the spectrum
"Barron (Labour MP) said the government had been too concerned by public opinion and not health implications."
Any government that doesn't listen to what it's public wants and flat out imposes it's will for "the betterment of the people" is so marginally removed from an autocracy (or an oligarchy in the case of the UK) that it's not even amusing.
This is the kind of mindset that undermines the American way of life and I see the Democrats constantly and consistantly taking the view of "we know better than you do, so do what we say" attitude towards most everything.