Thursday, October 11, 2007

More Government Tentacles

More nanny state nonsense:

California motorists will risk fines of up to $100 next year if they are caught smoking in cars with minors, making their state the third to protect children in vehicles from secondhand smoke.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday signed a bill that will make it an infraction to smoke in a vehicle if someone under age 18 is present. But the traffic stop would have to be made for another offense, such as speeding or an illegal turn, before the driver could be cited for smoking.

This is just sickening. The anti-smoking Nazis are at it again, pretending to care about "the children," but really just wanting more government control of our lives. Listen to this twit:

"Protecting the health of our children is among government's highest responsibilities," said the bill's author, state Sen. Jenny Oropeza, a Democrat. "It is clear that increasing public awareness about the dangers of secondhand smoke is the right thing to do."

No honey, protecting the health of our children is the PARENTS' responsibility, not the government's. You being a Democrat, though, I can understand how that's over your head. I can find no excuse for your supposedly Republican governor, though, who signed this piece of garbage.

It won't be long before they ban smoking in your home if there are minor children there. Anybody want to take that bet?