Re: Tom McCintock's Aug 22 commentary, "No substituting for Mom and Dad":
With all due respect, McClintock is utterly off base with respect to his argument about limiting smoking in cars containing children.
Smoking in a car and subjecting the children in it to secondhand smoke is not simply a bad idea, it is potentially a fatal one. We have government to protect people who cannot protect themselves from this sort of abuse. Children in cars cannot get away from the carcinogen inflicted on them. McClintock should support this legislation and stop puffing up about being damned if he’ll take orders from the government.
— Leonard J. Loomis, Thousand Oaks