Saturday, June 23, 2007

Nanny Government Getting Closer

Well, looky here.........the Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the City of Lawrence's smoking ban.

See the article by Laura Bauer in the KC Star or on line at

I do have a problem with Ms Bauer's article. In it she refers to the Shawnee City Council's recent defeat of a smoking ban by a vote of 5-2. What she is probably referring to is Dan Pflumm's recent attempt (supported by Kevin Straub) to jam Overland Park's ordinance down Shawnee's throat. She fails to mention that. And she fails to mention that the mayor of Shawnee had appointed a task force to review and gather info on this subject. The task force was set up prior to Mr Pflumm's "jamming" attempt.

Also, it is interesting to note that of all the Shawnee City Councilpersons she quotes only Kevin Straub (one of the "2" in the 5-2 vote). Why doesn't she quote any of the other councilpersons?
Does it have anything to do with the fact that the Star has published editorials in favor of smoking bans?

For the record..............I am personally not happy with the State Supreme Court's decision.