Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bars in Utah ski towns?

It's truly amazing how all the self appointed guardians of public morality during good times are only too happy to encourage drinking and gambling as revenue sources, now that they're running into financial difficulties.

For example:

"For the last 40 years, dropping into a bar in Utah has been a complicated affair: Patrons have to fill out an application, pay a fee and become a member before they can go in for a drink. It is one of several restrictive rules governing alcohol consumption in Utah that made the heavily Mormon state one of the toughest places in the nation to get a drink. But some of that will change on Wednesday when a new state law kicks in eliminating the need for people to become members of bars to go inside."

When Mormons allow drinking, and married governors and senators are playing the field, can we all agree to stop telling each other how to live?

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