This one is a doosey: The government of Ontario has now banned people from smoking in cars when there are children under the age of 16 in the car.
I honestly don’t know what the world is coming to.
Do I think people should smoke in cars with children in the car too? No.
But more than that, the government does not have the right to tell me what I can and can’t do in my own car. I don’t even need to extend this argument – we can see where this is going.
I am not a smoker. I have smoked in my life, and I probably will again here and there, but by all definitions, I am not a smoker. I would never smoke in my car. I would NEVER smoke around children, in my car or otherwise. But I feel for smokers on this one. I really do.
The government has made it impossible to be a smoker. You can’t smoke in the mall. You can’t smoke in restaurants. You can’t smoke in bars, or clubs, or public bathrooms. You can’t smoke on a plane, a train, and now, even your own automobile.
But, you can smoke. Smoking, not illegal. And yet, smoking – illegal. They won’t ban it, but they won’t let you smoke anywhere. NOT IN YOUR OWN CAR. Nothing is more ridiculous.