Re: The . . . report . . . takes issue with . . . assessments the think tank
contends could readily be handled in the private sector.Good start,
but limiting action to rehabilitation or punishment of DUI offenders addresses
only half the problem. It leaves entirely intact the obscene, blood money
profits of abettors and enablers in the hospitality industry, immunizing them
from responsibility for the carnage they help create.Utahs lax dram
shop laws should be amended to extend coverage to brewers, distillers, and
distributors, in order to encourage and incentivize their participation in
efforts to reduce DUI carnage.Because of incestuous legislative
entanglements with the industry, it seems unlikely, I know. But we can still
dream of good, responsive government.
So tax money does not go towards any of these services and a private industry
contractor provides the services paid for by the offenders. What exactly was the
point of southern institute was trying to make again and why did the DN feel the
need to print what amounts to a worthless press release from them?