How long must we live under the politburo of our sober overlords?


(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) The DABC liquor retailer in Taylorsville on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

The Utah Legislature is, as per common, in search of to restrict the gross sales of alcohol by plotting to forbid the gross sales of a number of seltzers in grocery shops. Their reasoning is obscure. One thing to do with the presence of a forbidden ingredient, however we all know higher.

They are going to discover any excuse to ban any beverage related to free thought and a very good time to the room temperature Gulag of the DABC warehouse.

On this state the place they profess that nothing ought to stand in the way in which of the Holy Free Market, residents should buy grownup drinks from the state commissar. On this state of John Wayne-style rugged individualism the place nobody ought to dare inform an individual to topic themselves to tiny needles or to placed on a masks or to take off a gun, individuals who want to get pleasure from a drink are pressured to grovel earlier than Huge Brother.

In a state that thinks nothing of turning Native American sacred lands over to the bulldozers of capitalism for the specific revenue of the company board, heaven forbid somebody market tasty drinks for the pleasure of the widespread people.

We wouldn’t need a youngster gazing at a healthful show of firearms at a Walmart to have his eyes burned by the unholy visage of a Press twelve-pack! Consider the youngsters! How lengthy should we reside below the politburo of our sober overlords? Maybe there could also be some advantage to a lifetime of uninterrupted sobriety however, clearly, the Utah Legislature continues to exhibit how some individuals may actually use a drink.

John Whipple, Salt Lake Metropolis

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