Florida Mayor wants to fire employees for smoking cigarettes at home (headline)
Talk about stupid. If she wants a no-smoking policy at work, that's fine. But this is vastly over-reaching into people's rights basically - the right to privacy. Unreasonable search and seizure almost. (that is another paragraph later on!)
I don't smoke. I quit smoking 22 years ago after hubby gave me the choice cigarettes or him...I smoked the last one to the filter, stubbed it out, gave the rest of the pack to a friend, and haven't looked back. Sure, it was hard...but no harder than life normally is!
If someone doesn't smoke at work, and their job is a no-smoking environment, their smoking at home should be NO BUSINESS of their bosses. What if there is a no-drinking rule? No drinking sugary drinks? No use of aerosols? Where does the crayziness stop?
She says this: “For employees, they would have one year to quit smoking or using chewing tobacco or face disciplinary action that includes termination." Talk about stupid.
We let the politicians trample on our rights all the time - maybe this time someone will actually stand up. The article says this is not only about privacy, but personal freedom, and government encroachment.
How far will you let the government tell you what to do (or not do, in this case?) Actually, this country was built on free enterprise - your ability to do a job better than someone else, be able to offer the product for less than your competitor, etc, and TOBACCO more than the libs are willing to admit. They keep saying "government out of our bedroom" but put the government over every little piddling thing someone does! They are talking out of both sides of their mouths.
On another note, unreasonable search and seizure. If you are within 100 miles of the US border (Canaduh or Mexico) you can be stopped by the Department of Homeland Security and literally asked for your papers, drug dogs could be brought into the back of your vehicle without any reason. Don't think it can't happen? It happened to a preacher in Arizona. Family guy, father of 7 (almost 8!). Pastor Anderson was stopped - here is his saga - he won the case, by the way. They can also search your computer. Nice, eh? I was reading that Google and the Library of Congress is archiving all Twitter activity. Nothing menacing here, right? I mean, those tweets are as important as the Gettysburg Address!
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