Liberty and freedom of choice have been the core of American democracy for more than 200 years. In Danville, liberty and freedom of choice have been assaulted by a handful of people who have a myopic view of how the rest of us should live - according to them.
With the passage of the no smoking policy, democracy itself has been forced backward. This policy is all things anti-American.
I take liberty and freedom seriously. We need to stop our lying to the world about how much we love and respect liberty and freedom, when all across this nation policies such as this one remove all doubt that we do not.
Some proclaim this policy as progress. It is not. It is regression of a democratic society. Liberty and freedom should never be forced to take a back seat to anything.