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- Innkeeper - 03-09-2001 09:32 AM

http://www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?section=local&display=content/local/illegal.inc


- barnesy - 03-10-2001 12:16 AM

I love stuff like this. Its amazing that free trade is something thats practically dogma in the US. We complain about countries like Japan and China, yet we can't even trade freely between states. And I always love the tack on of, oh yeah....underage drinking, bad.... This is usually surrounded by paragraphs talking about money.

Barnesy


- Thomas - 03-10-2001 08:39 AM

Barnsey, free trade is great as long as it does not step on the so-called "family values" or get in the way of the morals of others. That is the reasoning behind hypocritic policy-making.

The underage drinking thing is a ploy fostered on us by those who would lie in bed with neo-prohibitionists--or anybody--in order to protect their monopoly.

When Congress passed the Repeal of Prohibition, giving states the right to control and regulate the flow of alcohol, all it really did was to remove the old criminals and install new ones with the power of government to back up their arbitrary rules.

And the real sorry story is that beer, spirits and wine were lumped into one alcohol category.


- winoweenie - 03-11-2001 09:28 AM

Dernit Foodie you brang tears to my eyes.
( I THOUGHT NATURALLY ABOUT CURMY )WW


- Thomas - 03-11-2001 09:39 AM

Yep ww, Curmy had it right!