Today, it's West Lafayette. This one comes to us from the Department of Redundancy Department, courtesy of an AP story in the Indy Star:
The City Council gave preliminary approval to a ban on smoking in most workplaces.
Council members voted 6-1 to approve the ordinance on its first reading Monday as about 100 people packed the council chambers.
"This ordinance will do no harm," resident Marshall Crawford said. "The most it will do is inconvenience smokers."
No harm? As a minor side note, could we please consider that it will further erode property rights, as business owners are increasingly told that they cannot set their own policies in their own establishments, as a matter of law? Is that too much to ask? In America?
I am very interested in working with the Libertarian Party of Tippecanoe County to reach out to business owners to let them know that somebody out there is interested in defending their property rights.