Anti-Inhibit 
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Re: “Laws for the 21st century

Lets put this issue into perspective. Although I enjoy imbibing from time to time, I do take exception to selling liquor seven days a week. Granted, alcohol is protected by the Constitution, thanks to Prohibition, but Colorado has a serious drinking problem; worse yet, a drinking & driving (boat, car, recreational vehicle, etc.) problem. Our military veterans are being denied benefits promised to them, and we cant get a Constitutional Amendment to guarantee their benefits?! Whats wrong with this picture?! The term, Drink(ing) Responsibly, can have a host of definitions. In Washington State for example, the state owns all of the liquor stores, and are run by state employees. The taxes are collected and used for the benefit of state programs including those addressing the problems due to alcohol. Washington and its communities dont have problems balancing their budgets from year to year. They also have a flat-rate fee for automobile tags; those funds go directly to support the maintenance of their roads and highways. But, thats another story. Ive lived in Colorado on and off all my life. Ive observed more problems due to alcohol in this state than any other state Ive lived in, including Texas. There are more (child/spousal/partner) abuse reports, more deaths (per capita) due to drunken driving, and more venues from which to purchase alcohol, including drive-thrus! Is this defined as, responsible? If a citizen wants to drink on Sunday, why not purchase the product earlier in the week?!?! What has happened to planning a BBQ, romantic dinner, a picnic, or even a ball-game party? One can always learn how to make their favorite drink. There are home breweries, stills, and wine kits. My great-grandmother, who was a devout German Lutheran, even had a beautiful copper still that she used to make various types of wine from her own fruit orchard in the backyard. Mind you, this was during the Great Depression and Prohobition. Access and use of alcohol is analgous with the titanium parachutes of corporate executives just how much do you need?!?!?! And, at what cost will your personal greed tax the rest of society?

Posted by Anti-Inhibit on 02/26/2008 at 12:57 PM

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