Excerpted from posting on www.illinoisreview.com
Wednesday, the Illinois Senate had a short debate on a bill making its way through the General Assembly which would ban tobacco smoking in college dorms. Senator John Cullerton (D-Chicago) says he is very concerned about fires being started in college dorms as a result of cigarette smoking.
Will Senator Cullerton allow college students who are suffering chronic illnesses to smoke in their dorm rooms the medical marijuana he is trying to legalize? Will they be forced to public areas to reveal their need for marijuana usage?
Few college students in Cook County will be able to purchase tobacco due to the $7 plus cost starting March 1st anyway, but why is cigarette smoking a fire hazard in college dorms, and not in private apartment buildings? Is this a step to outlawing tobacco smoking, even in the privacy of one's residence?
Where exactly will this anti-tobacco movement end? Is it possible -- possible -- that Democrats are using their power in the legislature to impose their morality on us all?
Tobacco = bad. "Patient pot" = good.
My, times, they are a-changin'. Is this confusing to anyone else but me?
Cross-posted at www.illinoisreview.com