The TABC seems to have wisely yielded to an intense public pressure over their autocratic approach to alcohol consumption. Their Gestapo tactics are apparently suspended, according to the AP.
This is obviously very good news, but it is just a suspension. While I doubt they’ll reinstate the policy (the tourism people were displeased), the fact that this travesty ever happened cannot be forgotten. There is only one way to ensure that these “stings” will not be repeated: get those involved the hell out of
the Politboro office. Those who implemented this insanity and those who smugly defended it demonstrated without double-talk or veiled excuses, that they have no problem at all punishing crime before it is committed.
There is a public outrage against this government behavior which can be directly translated into votes. A libertarian-minded person could almost run solely on this issue, applying the litmus test of liberty and property across the board.
These hypocrites need to be chased out of office like the money changers from the temple and I would hope the hand grasping the whip is attached to a loud, angry libertarian.
Update by Artus Register:I forgot to credit the source who was on top of this and “tipped” us the story right away. J. Bishop at HelpMeImpeachBush.com sent this to us this afternoon. Thanks for the heads-up!