Take It to the Streets
Posted: Dec 12, 2007 1:37pm ET
I think it is happening just about everywhere that smoking is being banned. There is a small underground movement of freethinking people who are determined to exercise their personal freedom to smoke. Granted, I don’t want to impose my smoking pleasure on someone who doesn’t like smoke, but that doesn’t mean governments should legislate in favor or against either one of our preferences.
That’s why I think it’s important that we go to the streets and we find places to smoke wherever we may be. OBVIOUSLY IT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA TO BREAK THE LAW, BUT I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR PLACES TO SMOKE. I do it all the time.
Check out my video of a recent trip to Los Angeles, which can be a stronghold for the health fascists. I can’t tell you where, but I have some spots in Los Angeles that I hang out with friends where we can eat, drink and smoke to our hearts’ content. What a pleasure! Like the good old days in La La.
Film producer James Orr, a long time friend who has ived in Los Angeles for years, is right when he says that libertarian philosophies may one day prevail, if we all begin a grassroots movement to smoke despite draconian legislation that says otherwise.
Let’s not forget Prohibition from 1920 to 1933. It didn’t work. In fact, Prohibition hasn’t really worked anywhere. During the Prohibition in the states, speakeasies and other venues flourished where honest people could enjoy a drink. The same is now happening with smoking cigars. And I think it is a positive development.
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