|The Property Rights Newsletter|
August 28, 2009 - Issue #537
"The essential characteristic of socialism
is the denial of individual property rights."
- Ayn Rand
| OH: Cigar Store Owners Support Appeal of Smoking Ban Enforcement Case. McCalla says the IPCPR, an association of some 2,000 small-business owners of retail smoke shops and premium cigar manufacturers and distributors, is not against an individual business owner’s right to ban smoking on their premises. “When government decides to run those businesses by telling the owners they can’t allow smoking there, it steps across the line of freedoms as established by the constitution. If you don’t want to be with smokers, don’t go into an establishment that allows smoking. Period,” he said. |
Tea Party Commercial: Well worth the watch, don't miss it.
What you can do to protect your rights – or expect to loose them! By Robert Deitz. Maybe you have other ideas? Share them with people – but most importantly just do SOMETHING. Write a letter or e-mail right after reading this. Then do it again next week. Then get better at it by next month! Hand this out to people who are smoking at the curb at the Airport, not spending money inside!
The New Federal Tobacco Tax: Who Loses? By David Weeks, National Center for Policy Analysis. Using tobacco tax increases to fund health care for low-income children is a bad idea. As the taxes imposed on tobacco products increase, revenues are likely to fall - requiring increases in other taxes. In addition, small businesses and their employees are likely to suffer, and the impact on public health is likely to be negligible, or even negative.
KS: Topeka Ban Alert, Editorial: Let market rule.
MI: Bill lets MI towns decide on restaurant smoking.
WA: State Tobacco Shipping Ban, for residents it's total insanity.
Africa: Nigeria, Tasks before the new CBN Deputy Governor.
Canada: Move over Mediterranean diet. The Canucks are coming.
Canada: Plainclothes officers eyeing downtown litter scoff laws.
UK: Uses the Norfolk VA, USA ban reversal as an example.
World: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Undermines International Tobacco Control and Displays Blinding Hypocrisy. By Michael Siegel. On the one hand they are telling other countries they must adhere to the FCTC treaty. On the other hand, they negotiated and supported legislation that puts the U.S. in violation of the treaty.
Fed up by expense, smokers grow own tobacco. Seed suppliers report a tenfold increase in sales as many seek cheaper fix.