In our country you can obtain an abortion and burn a flag, but the lllinois House and Senate have now ruled that public smoking is banned completely from all restaurants and businesses. What is this country coming to? So, if I owned a business, and wanted smokers to be patrons of my business, I can be fined some $200.00/day if I refuse to abide by it. And individual smokers could be fined around $250.00 per occurance.
Is this not an infringement upon a person’s liberty? I think you could even make the argument that this is a freedom of speech issue. I think it is ludicrous. What they have really done is made smoking illegal. No more pipes or cigars in bars anywhere in Illinois. So much for having fun at Pastors’ Conferences.