Tuesday, August 02, 2016

My New Libertarian Hero

No, not Gary Johnson. The inspirational story of a sports bar owner in Washington defying the authorities. First, in defiance of a ban on tobacco smoking, he turned his upstairs bar into a private room where smoking was allowed. Then he allowed patrons to smoke pot in designated areas of that club.

The state liquor board pulled his license but he continued selling liquor and letting people smoke pot. His license suspension should have ended today at 11am.

My kind of guy and I don't know why more businesses don't become private clubs, or rooms, where members can do what they want.


At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Private clubs where people can do what they want (break laws)....?

Are you sure about that? Please name some illegal activities other than smoking that would apply.....

Sex with kids?
Animal cruelty?

There are men chomping at the bit to be able to do these things, even if behind closed doors....

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

People should be able to enjoy themselves in private, or even public establishments. Don't try to play that game that if we allow people to enjoy themselves, people will end up killing each other.

At 4:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha! Name me ONE law against enjoying ones self in private or public establishments.

Other than smoking or doing drugs

At 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Private nudist resorts are the only thing I can think of. Can't walk around naked in public. Another stupid law

At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty cool, any people doing cool libertarian stuff like that here in Eureka Fred?

At 4:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I meant to ask you Fred is, do you have any local libertarian heroes?

At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weed growers, meth dealers, hit men, prostitutes. Lots of people doing what they want here. Regardless of laws....

At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you said it! What businesses here in Eureka would be good candidates for what you would like to see happen?

At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite a few have gone that route Fred, I applaud them too, especially in New York. Over 11,000 bars have closed due to the smoking bans, yet the anti-smoking groups still swear that businesses do better.
Another comeback has been the remodeling of homes & garages to install bar areas.
Aaron Briebart is busy opening his new Documentary, A Billion Live's, film in Theaters. It was such a big hit in New Zeland, the Health Minister is removing it's nicotine ban. Dick Puddlecoat has a great review on the movie, of all people.
A Billion Lives.

At 8:33 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

"What businesses here in Eureka would be good candidates for what you would like to see happen?"

Any of the bars, I suppose, but it isn't going to happen.

I was thinking the gas stations should do that when the state forced them to provide free compressed air to customers. That law only applied to businesses serving the general public, not private, membership type orgaziations, which is why Renner Petroleum still charges for air.

Seemed to me it wouldn't be hard to start up a membership by charging 25 cents or therabouts, then you could do as you please.

" Fred is, do you have any local libertarian heroes?"

None that come to mind.

At 8:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 2:37. You aren't aware of the 9A? Only crimes with victims are crimes. What is a victim? Any person not yet old enough to reach informed decisions on their own. Any life form that does not give mutual consent. Any acts of cruelty, assault that oppresses another's rights to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness.
The club is open only to those who want to be there. None are captured, enslaved, forced to be there. It is their choice to be there.
Any laws not in keeping with the 9th amendment are repugnant to the constitution & are to be considered null & void.
Smoking bans have caused busisness to close, renters forced from their homes & care facilities. Smokers have endured discrimination, hate, crony taxes, crony insurance rates, lack of medical treatment, and their right to the pursuit of happiness.
Your argument doesn't float turds in a canal.


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