The Corner

Modest Proposal

I’ve been thinking some more about that law banning smoking in front of ‘the children’. If the solons of Port Orange really insist on curbing this supposed threat to their youth, why not simply make it illegal for ‘the children’ to go outside apart, of course, from excursions to school and, in the interest of keeping the always entertaining obesity ‘crisis’ bubbling away at maximum intensity, McDonald’s? Such a measure would also have the added advantage of cutting crime, noise, public skateboarding and irritation at the mall. Hey, it might even be fair: there may well be fewer children in Port Orange than there are smokers. Keep the tykes inside!

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