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Re: Smoking on the field (fwd)

Poster: Lance Harrop <lharrop@mrj.com>

Your Excellency writes:

> But let's not start talking about abolishing laws that are not enforced. If
> you're not enforcing them yourself, it's not the fault of the law.

True, but if what the law outlaws is not regarded as an offense, then the 
law is pointless.  There are laws in most states of this country 
outlawing adultary, but most are not enforced because we've come to the 
conclusion that adults, even married ones, have a privacy right to engage 
in consensual sex.  If the Atlantian law on smoking is not enforced 
because people do not consider smoking an offense, then it is a pointless 

Actually, King Logan and Duke Michael were smoking in the middle of the 
list field between bouts and generally away from everybody else.  They 
were obviously taking a break from their duties as marshals of the 
tourney.  Anyone who HAD to come up and talk to them would have seen that 
they were smoking (though His Majesty was much better in diguising this 
then His Grace) and could have taken that into account.  The smoke of 
their cigerretes might have wafted into someone face, I can't say.  I am 
sure THEY did not think they were giving offense.

Truthfully, as smoking around people who don't like it or are 
allergic to it is simply a discourtesy which anyone in the Society should 
avoid, I don't believe we really need a special rule.  But it probably 
wouldn't hurt to bring it up in Curia, just to remind us all why such 
rules exist.

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Leifr Johansson
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