Saturday, June 28, 2008

Maplewood Playground Smoking Ban

Mayor Mark Langston and the Maplewood City Council just banned the use of tobacco products within 50 feet of a playground at all Maplewood city parks. This "feel good" law has no public health justification. The intolerance this law implies is a bad example for Maplewood kids. But Mayor Langston has shown a limited understanding of what is truly good for his town in previous eminent domain attempts. Freedom and property rights don't mean much to this guy.