Saturday, March 24, 2012
Blowing Smoke Up My...
By the time you read this, Sudbury prison will have become afflicted by one of the most asinine policies yet to flow from the prison bureaucrat’s pen. Smoking is to be banned in the open air.
I can appreciate the arguments around smoking in enclosed public spaces, although the research on the harms flowing from passive smoking is less than convincing. But to what earthly purpose is smoking being banned in the open air, as we wander the grounds in the evening?
It is this State interference with the individual which is truly cancerous, and it is such mindless restrictions that will always heat my political blood.