Disappointing Legislator of the Week: Senator Sheila Harsdorf

This morning, I woke up and found a Google alert in my inbox, and found that  my last remaining hope in a politician – Sheila Harsdorf – was squashed.

State Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R –River Falls) and grassroots supporters of the American Cancer Society will join together in support of a statewide smoke free workplace law at Ready Randy’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1490 131st St., New Richmond, Monday, Jan. 28, at 1:30 p.m.

The Breathe Free Wisconsin Act, which would end smoking in all public workplaces including bars and restaurants, recently passed a Senate health committee and is waiting to be scheduled for a full senate vote.

“If we are to get serious about escalating health care costs afflicting families and employers, we need to take preventative measures against the dangers of second-hand smoke,” said Harsdorf. “Our neighboring states and communities throughout Wisconsin are moving to prohibit smoking at places of public employment. I have listened to constituents affected by the negative health effects of smoking and know that escalating health care costs with businesses are a top priority. Now I believe we need to move forward on ensuring healthier environments for consumers and workers.”

–  New Richmond News

Sheila doesn’t just need to listen to her constituents, because very often, her constituents are swayed by propaganda, bad information, and just plain selfish desires to have every aspect of their lives be up to their personal standards of comfort.  Sheila’s duty is to uphold and fight for our basic rights as American citizens.  It appears to me that Sheila Harsdorf is no longer a friend of liberty.

Write to Sheila and let her know that:

  1. Banning a legal substance on private property chips away at one of our most basic and unalienable rights: our private property rights.
  2. A statewide smoking ban seeks to make criminals of otherwise law-abiding citizens.
  3. A statewide smoking ban will have an extreme negative economic affect on Wisconsin tavern owners and other small businesses.
  4. Wisconsinites are perfectly capable of making decisions about their health and well being.  We don’t need “Mommy Government” looking out for our “best interests” in our personal lives.

Cross-Posted at Ban the Ban Wisconsin

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