In his work, “Democracy in America,” Alexis de Tocqueville notes, “A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it,” and he questions whether a free society can long survive that discovery. Obviously that discovery has been made, for many more are [...]
The Normal City Council last night approved a smoking ban in just about all public places, including private businesses like restaurants and pubs. It’s set to take effect Jan. 1, 2007.
I’m a non-smoker. Never have smoked, probably never will. But I still think bans like these infringe on private property rights. If a [...]