I encourage everyone to Weigh in on the Smoking Ban Poll. But, before you make your feelings known, keep in mind that this issue is about Private Property Rights, not about smoking. If you didn't read my article on "Is Michigan's New Smoking Ban Constitutional???" please take the time to do it now.
Then read Jason Gillman's article "The cost..." posted on Right Michigan.
Now, your ready to take the poll in the Bay City News. CLICK HERE.
You might also want to write to your state legislators and "INSTRUCT" them that they have violated their oath of office by voting for this ban. They do not have authority to VIOLATE PERSONAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
§ 3 Assembly, consultation, instruction, petition.
The people have the right peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, to instruct their representatives and to petition the government for redress of grievances.
History: Const. 1963, Art. I, § 3, Eff. Jan. 1, 1964
Former Constitution: See Const. 1908, Art. II, § 2.
Section 14. It is hereby ordained and declared, by the authority aforesaid, that the following articles shall be considered as articles of compact between the original states, and the people and states in the said territory, and forever remain unalterable, unless by common consent, to wit:
"Art. 2. ...And in the just preservation of rights and property, it is understood and declared, that no law ought ever to be made, or have force in the said territory, that shall in any manner whatever interfere with or affect private contracts or engagements, bona fide and without fraud, previously formed.