Originally Posted by Songbird
Say goodbye to enjoying a glass of wine with dinner, a beer at a ball game, or a champagne toast at a wedding. The only barrier between these activist groups and a universal mandate is whether or not the public accepts the technology.
If you really believe a new age prohibition is on it's way you mustn't understand simple economics. The local, state and federal government makes in the billions on alcohol tax revenue. That's not just for the consumption, I'm talking from grain to bottle and everything in between.
If you think they are going to slowly trickle down with legislation to completely eliminate the consumption of alcohol, you're flat out wrong. Millions of jobs like farmers, suppliers, shippers, wholesalers etc would be eliminated. Last I checked, we're trying to get people jobs, not destroy the economy more by eliminating them.
But I digress. In Virginia, there is what's called an "open container" law. Essentially, this law is in effect everywhere. Meaning you cannot posses a container that is unsealed (open) containing alcohol in a public place. Do I think people can enjoy a drink or two responsibly? Yes. Do I believe that people cannot enjoy drinks responsibly? Yes - law or not this will still happen and does happen where I live.