It’s OK for Alabama’s elite to drink scotch while watching Roll Tide football, but the rest of the state may no longer be able to roll out the barrel. In the latest move by the nanny state, the Alabama Senate has passed legislation to outlaw kegs by a vote of 30-0. That’s right, 30 out of 30 nitwits think they can reduce teen drinking by outlawing kegs. It makes me wonder just what they’ve been smoking.
Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro and sponsor of the Senate bill, said he would accept any amendments the House approves as long as they don’t take away from “the thrust of this bill,” which is to reduce underage drinking.
“If the House agrees with it, then I’ll take it,” he said.
Obviously, they are out of touch with reality. If kegs aren’t available, more young people will be drinking from cans and bottles, including hard liquor bottles. As they will be transporting their own booze, it will be more accessable in their cars. Then the DUI rate will go up. Then the nanny state will try to prohibit more alcohol. Then kids will do what I did when I was younger. They will either drive to the state line or go buy some local ‘shine.
While most people are aware that prohibition does not work, the Alabama Senate clearly does not get it. What’s next, trying to reduce underage sex by prohibiting condoms?