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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Piece of your Mind?

The legislature has launched a website to collect the common man's opinion, to retroactively discover whether the public is indeed clamoring for H.F. 305, the "Freedom to Breath Act." Perhaps you find yourself gasping for air with every step and support it (Me? I think you have a different problem).

Or you may agree with the overwhelming sentiment of the John Adams Society (as voting on 2/21) and view this bill as another nanny-state "solution" in search of a problem by legislators believing themselves essential to the rotation of the planet (therefore requiring extravagant per diems), and scratching an endless itch to micromanage every individual life (they should put some cream on that), needing to stifle the slightest attempt at a small pleasure.

But I really have no opinion on the matter.

Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

I answered No to all except the trick question in No. 3 (I answered yes).

The results look dismal. Minnesota sucks sometimes.

9:43 AM, February 22, 2007  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

The results were running about even when I voted an hour ago. There must have been some external push in the meantime.

I would be curious about the response if they included the question, "Should the smoking ban exclude private residences?" Results would probably mimick those of the question, "Do you feel private clubs should be exempted from a smoking ban?" 52% of those answering the poll believe they have every right to determine what another person may do within the confines of private property, properties which are not public accommodations, aka tyranny by majority.

10:08 AM, February 22, 2007  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

The poll is massively flawed in that anyone may vote as often as they'd like. I voted three times (once for each of my kids) from the same IP address with no error messages. I suspect some jobless activists are sitting around on our dime at the library clicking the vote button at the rate of sixty times per minute.

6:20 AM, February 23, 2007  
Blogger Air Marshall said...

The results look way too pat for me. Too small a number of undecideds, and way too many wanting to restrict private clubs etc. Somethjing rotten in St. Paul.

9:38 AM, February 23, 2007  

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