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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Ducking the Law

Sean Bugg dishes out some meaty news on Chicago's duck ban.

Between the banning of trans fat in New York and the banning of in-bar smoking in D.C., I'd pretty much forgotten about Chicago's idiotic ban on foie gras. Apparently, five months after the law went into effect, restaurants are flouting the law with exceptional vigor.

In a weird look-into-a-mirror-you-fucking-fascist moment, the sponsor of the ban calls businesses that ignore the law "arrogant". And like smoking bans, citizens are going business to business looking for fellow citizens to report to The Man. Why not just allow people to burn down businesses they don't like? It would be easier - and more intellectually honest - than strangling them slowly with the iron fist of government. In DC, I would start with places that allow loud music. It hurts my ears and cramps my style. Don't I have a right to go anywhere I want and not be assaulted by loud music? And think about all those poor employees who are forced to damage their ears to make a living. Sure they won't end up going back to Latin America in body bags (to quote one supporter of DC's smoking ban), but they'll go back to their home country saying "que? que?" all the time.

Via Atlas Events.