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Libertarian Party member and City Council member becomes smoking Nazi and pushes outdoor smoking ban

Doug Burlison, Libertarian Party member, is a city council member for Springfield, MO, it's one of the biggest seats a member of the Libertarian Party has been elected to (population-wise) nationally.

This is why pushing a political party doesn't matter. It's all about who you elect.

Burlison said about adding an outdoor smoking ban to the present smoking ordinance, "I'm comfortable with it", would also ban chewing tabacco and even e-cigs (which have no smoke)



for those that want to shout out to Doug on his Nazi-like ideas:
General C - Doug Burlison

Office: 417.864.1651
Fax: 417.864.1649
E-mail: dburlison@springfieldmo.gov
Term Expires - 2015

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Get pissed off when people smoke around you?

Take my smoking challenge:

We'll seal off our garages, airtight.

I'll sit in my garage for 3 hours, and smoke two packs of cigarettes.

You sit in your garage for 3 hours, leaving your car running in it.

I'll wave when they are taking you to the morgue.

Take public transit? Then park a bus in there instead.

Electric car? Fill your garage with those production chemicals.

Sorry, but there is no

Sorry, but there is no natural right to pollute me or the environment... smoking isn't like drinking.. however, chewing tobacco is different...

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

My reply from Doug Burlison

If you look back over my voting record, you will find that I have relentlessly fought against smoking bans, and my feelings have not changed. Business and property owners should be making those decisions, not government. Our public square is a different story, and we are taking steps to increase the cleanliness and safety of our square. A lot of our citizens avoid downtown because they are concerned for their safety. Personally, I am a smoker, and I can support "no smoking" in the square only. Some of my colleagues want to extend this zone to encompass a much larger area, and if they are successful in amending this bill, I will oppose it. For you to say I am a "smoking nazi" indicates that you do not know much about me and my record at all.
Thanks for your communication,
--Doug Burlison"

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

headline is a bit misleading. article says

2011 Smoke-Free Air Act, would have prohibited smoking anywhere in the “Downtown Mall,” defined as the area between Campbell and Jefferson avenues and McDaniel and Olive streets.

"pushing a political party"?

Ron Paul invited us into the GOP. He did not "push the party", but rather, he offered us the party as a vehicle to materialize the messages: "Freedom is Popular", "Restore the Republic".

I can unstand why others who are appauled by the past GOP are offened to feel, think and believe Ron Paul Republicans are "pushing the party" onto them, and I'm sure they have had the experience by a passionate Ron Paul Republican who instead of actually participating and doing the job, is stuck in "campaign mode" and transfers Ron Paul to the GOP.

As a central committee officer in the GOP, I offer and extend you an invitation to join me and the Ron Paul rEVOLution in the GOP, but more than anything, I want you to do what YOU want. Sure we could use help taking this ship, but, I understand how being appauled and offended paralyses some folks, causes resentment, anger, frustration and discust, while for others like myself, it motivates me to get in and do what it takes to materialize the message Ron Paul risked his life to give us.

It's the least I can do. Others do far more than me. I support them.

And, I think Ron Paul is not only brave, but brilliant.. taking the GOP was ingenius, daring, awesome.. I have no regrets.


Granger I don't have a problem with anybody joining a party, especially the GOP to take it over. All I was saying is that it's the people you elect, not the party itself that matters. I will say I follow Ron Paul's idea of taking over the GOP as the best alternative we have today to regain our rights and freedom.

I am a GOP member also.

A libertarian, at the very least, should never be for banning people from smoking outside.

To me joeinmo

We're not joining the GOP.. None of us are in the GOP because we like the GOP. We are in the GOP because Ron Paul showed us how the GOP should be representing us, and that they won't.. it's up to us to represent the message of LIBERTY in the GOP.

And yeah, it's who we elect IN THE GOP.. These Ron Paul candidates preparing for campaigns are NEW to this.. I am NEW to this.. I spend hours studying campaign laws and making calls and researching because I don't TRUST to GOP.. Ron Paul Republicans are fighting TWO fronts, inside and Democrats/Indys/Third parties and spoilers.

And I completely AGREE with you 100% about this LIEbetarian.

glad to see

that you've finally added ron paul's main message: "Do whatever you want to help freedom."

The damage to the GOP was severe: a Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 63 percent of Americans now have a negative view of the Republican Party, the worst rating for the GOP in almost three decades.

"buy the dips"

Their loss is our gain!

bad news

bad news

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

I'm hoping

we get some people from here to email him and remind him what freedom is.

I see a recall election coming for

some of these city council members coming.