Governmental mission…
Governmental mission creep:

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers are considering a first-in-the-nation law that would require drivers who smoke to roll down the windows before lighting up with children in the car.

Best line in the article:

“That’s not to say that smoking in a car with small children isn’t wrong. It’s horribly wrong,” [State Senator Eric Johnson] said. “But if we’re going to make everything bad for you illegal, and then fine you $15 for doing it, we could balance the budget just on that.”

Legislating what you do in your car is not all that far removed from legislating what you can do in your living room. How soon before hey mull over a law requiring all windows in a house be open if people are smoking?

Silly, you say? Banning smoking in cars would’ve been called that 10 years ago.

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