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Sounds like my kind of place

June 14, 2015

While meandering the web one day, I came across the Smoking Policy statement for The Vortex. I’ve never been there but I gather it’s a bar/grill kind of place with a couple of locations in Atlanta, Georgia. (My emphasis below.)

SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM

We allow the smoking of cigarettes and e-cigarettes on our premises. If you decide to smoke either one, please only do so in our designated smoking area. Be advised, we do not allow the smoking of cigars, pipes, clove cigarettes or anything forbidden by our Statist overlords.

WE LOVE FREEDOM OF CHOICE

While we’re happy to welcome smokers and non-smokers alike, we will never tolerate crybabies. So if your personal preference is to avoid being around any amount of smoke, then this may not be the place for you. That’s okay. Don’t be sad. We’re not. There are many “smoke-free” establishments in town that will gladly welcome your business. We believe that freedom of choice should always be celebrated, as it’s a rare commodity these days.

THE REAL DANGER

Ultimately, we feel that matters of personal risk assessment are best left to the individual, not the State. We believe that sovereign individuals must have supreme authority over their personal choices with regard to their own body, life and behavior, without the interference of governing powers. As advocates for this kind of freedom, we are deeply concerned that more citizens do not seem to understand the real dangers of coercive legislation. Any time you create a State apparatus capable of repression, it will inevitably fall into the hands of bullies, busy-bodies and tyrants. History has proven this time and time again.

Second-Hand Smoke is better than Second-Hand Fascism.

An establishment with a sensible policy like this one – plus the declaration that The Vortex is an "Official Idiot-Free Zone" is my kind o’ place. If & when I get to Atlanta, I believe I’ll stop by.

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