Speak Out: Another freedom gone
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May 23, 2013 | 2807 views |  0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Re “Too much ‘big brotherism’” (Speak Out, May 16):

I agree with Speak Out writer Phil Holliday. I served this country for 23 years to protect our freedoms, as many others have. Now Anniston’s elected officials have taken the right of every restaurant and bar owner to have their place a smoking or non-smoking place, posted on their entrance.

Now if you want to spend your money for food, a beer and smoke, go outside the city limits. Maybe the smoking owners should also move out, less taxes and more freedom to run your own place.

Anniston, what is wrong with this picture — buy tobacco products that are (legal) here, so you can have the money, but don’t smoke them here? I’m sure the mayor of New York City loves you guys. I ask the City Council to look at the big picture and let the owners of restaurants and bars decide. I want, as do others, to see Anniston grow, not decline as it has. This is the American way, lest we forget.

Donald Parker
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