Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.
~ Will Rogers
Bloomberg is bringing a modified form of prohibition back to NYC. He wanted to shut down all establishments selling liquor at first but he’s backed off that.
Nanny Bloomie has settled on limiting alcohol sales, advertising and the number of legal establishments such as bars and liquor stores. He has a good reason as do all totalitarian types – it’s a health initiative. Some study says we are all binge drinking. Apparently, 4 drinks is considered binge drinking.
Furthermore, he wants to eliminate illegal alcohol sales but if he is successful with this initiative, he’ll have more of those. We tried this already in 1919 – it didn’t work.
Health advocates, in the form of a modern day Temperance League, want to eliminate alcohol ads on the transit system and in stores and restaurants. They are also after our sugar-sweetened beverages.
In addition to health benefits from such laws, the healthistas say less people will be murdered and there will be less car accidents. Whatever the truth, it is irrelevant when considering the loss of freedom that such laws would entail.
After I read about this, I had to go get a drink. Read here: Blast Mag