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Jay Taylor, Durbin, Letter: Cut through the crud and clear out toxins

I'm very, very far from being an expert on any law that doesn't simply say: "Hey! Don't do that!" And thanks to Randy Thorson and all the crud he has stirred up with the smoking ban, I know even less than I thought I did.

I'm very, very far from being an expert on any law that doesn't simply say: "Hey! Don't do that!"

And thanks to Randy Thorson and all the crud he has stirred up with the smoking ban, I know even less than I thought I did. Good to know that someone is representing a few business owners to keep toxins and poisons floating through the air in local bars and the all-important JT Cigarros.

Again, I don't know the law, but I have a suggestion: How about having the Fargo City Commission simply enact a complete smoking ban starting today or sometime tomorrow, with the attachment that the new ordinance be placed on the ballot in June, for final approval. In that way, folks with lungs and hearts can be spared the inhalation of 4,000 toxic chemicals for six months, before the time when we know voters will actually approve the same law. I don't know the legalities of such an ordinance, but I'd be tickled if someone would explain why this wouldn't work.

It would be kind of a late Christmas present ... or New Years present to the people in the Fargo area (by far a majority) who have to wait another six months to have their wishes addressed.

Jay Taylor, Durbin, Letter: Cut through the crud and clear out toxins 20071229

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