Actually that also falls under the same arguments as are being presented here and there is also currently another thread dealing with this issue more specificly.Businesses can't refuse to serve someone because of their ethnic background
That falls under the normal limits of freedoms insofar as since one can't know what goes on in the kitchen one can't make an informed decision. This same reasoning cannot be made for smoking since it's pretty much an either or issue. Either smoking is allowed and you are aware of the danger of second hand smoke or it's not and you know you are safe.Businesses have to maintain a certain standard of cleanliness in the kitchen
Only if they are in a state with sales taxes.Businesses have to collect sales taxes
Which is what we are discussing as to whether or not it is an overreaching restriction. The impact of second hand smoke is something that each individual controls. No one can be exposed to second hand smoke against their will within a building environment, short of a rules violation against the owner's wishes. If you know smoking is allowed then you are choosing to expose yourself to second hand smoke if you enter the building.AND - businesses can't allow smoking indoors because of the impact of second hand smoke.
There are many unreasonable restrictions, especially when it comes to businesses. At some point in this country we have decided that private businesses are no longer private. At that point why not just make them all government run?I don't know why anyone has a problem with this. Or maybe you also think the other restrictions are unreasonable as well?
re what car you can drive - the cars you drive have to pass certain safety standards; the car companies can't sell you an unsafe car. Is this an unreasonable restriction on their private business? I don't think so. Some of you might.
Actually there is. It's part of your inherent right to do with your property, time and life what you wish, so long as it does not infringe upon the rights and freedoms of others. Hence where the rules come in. The rules are to protect us from one another violating rights and freedoms.There is no inherent right to own a business; you have to follow the rules.