Sunday, June 10, 2007

When Political Correctness Collides...

This Reuters story from Amsterdam demonstrates the hilarity that can ensue when liberals and their political correctness go unchecked. Amsterdam has quite a reputation for its "hip" acceptance of marijuana. However, that's all in jeopardy because of the "even hipper" smoking ban. So you can smoke anything you want, you just can't, you know, smoke it...

2 comments:

Travis said...

Is cannabis banned or only tobacco? It seemed from the Reuters article that onlt tobacco smoking would be outlawed, but not marijuana. At least that is what the coffee shop owners believed.

Philip said...

The law was intended to stop only tobacco smoke, but many are interpreting the law in a more broad way. This article from
Buzzle
might explain the situation more clearly. Really, it doesn't matter what this law accomplishes, because we can expect these laws to become only more intrusive and limiting, as they no doubt will in our own country. The liberal desire to limit freedom and to have limitless freedom will always be in conflict and produce ridiculous public policy.