Take, for example, House Bill 193 — debated on “Kentucky Tonight” tonight. Yours truly joined Rep. Jim DeCesare, R-Bowling Green, to shine the light brightly on this bill, which is one of the worst-written, subjective and liberty-destroying pieces of legislation — proposed or passed — that I have ever had the misfortune of reading.
This bill includes “sole proprietorship” and operations with as few as one employee among businesses that could be Nanny-whacked if they don’t ban smoking. So…………………………
What about the Kentucky tobacco farmer who owns a farm and he’s the only employee. According to this bill, if he has the bad luck of the Health fascists showing up and catching him smoking a cigarette in his tobacco barn, oh well — too bad, so sad.
You want to see something sad? Be sure to watch the health nannies twist in the wind as DeCesare completely tore apart this bill on statewide TV. It should be on KET.org soon.
Finally, I appeal to all legislators — Republicans or Democrats — please resist the urge to support such idiocy before reading the bill. Read the bill here!
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