There is dram shop liability already. This letter is an overreaction to the
proposal. There are any number of activities which have potential negative
impact on society. Do we hold to the principle of personal responsibility or
resort to some sort of nanny like oversight?
From the day it was commanded "Thou Shalt Not Kill", rules alone have
never been a deterrent.The threat of getting caught and punished
guides our conscience. You speed on the freeway, you park in that handicap
spot, you roll that stop sign, you enter the intersection on a yellow light --
unless a cop is around.A person may think they can have one more and
drive home, because they've done it before. But if they see more cops
about, if they know someone who lost his license, if they know they're
being watched, their conscience will say "let's NOT have one
more".There will always be drunks. I prefer more officers on
the streets. Let "To Protect And Serve" be the motto of police, not
At the prices resteraunts charge for a " drink", only the very wealthy
could afford to get drunk there. And they are a shrinking breed.
By increasing access to alcohol, the Utah Legislature has literally sold out the
citizens of this State. This was an extremely foolish and dangerous decision.Every study ever conducted has proven that increased access to alcohol
leads to increased loss of life. Countless numbers are already killed by drunk
drivers and other criminals fueled by alcohol. These numbers will now skyrocket?
.these deaths don't even include the countless numbers who die of alcohol
related diseases.In addition to causing death, alcohol destroys the
lives of those left living. Divorce, unemployment, disease, and immorality all
increase when access to alcohol increases. The resulting costs for law
enforcement and social services far outweighs any revenue earned through alcohol
sales.In short, the Legislature now has blood on its hands.
Hopefully, the 30 pieces of silver it received is worth it.
The Almighty Dollar has spoken and those who religiously follow the sacred
dollar have decided, not for the good of local bar owners and Utah, but for the
good of national restaurant chains. "In god we trust"
It's time to start letting the adults run the world. A few more chain
restaurants with licenses isn't going put a burden on the first responder
system. As one post noted earlier, have you seen what those places charge for
Anyone who can afford to drink themselves to drunkenness at a chain restaurant
can afford a limousine ride home or certainly a cab. Problem drinkers simply do
not do their drinking at restaurants.