Like most humans, Mayor Becker has vices. And like most liberals, he thinks there is a government solution to his problems. "Being a smoker,I'm for a statewide ban" (on smoking in public places) he says. "It might also help push him to quit smoking or at least cut back" he said in a Journal Times article today.
I have vices also. But they are my problem, not yours. Or at least they ought to be.
This is a key difference between liberals and conservatives. Liberals believe in collective responsibility while conservatives believe in individual responsibility.
I wish Mayor Becker well in his battle with his cigarette addiction. But it should be his battle, not yours or mine.