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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

"Liberalized" Beer Sales in PA, Part 2

Imagine if it were possible to walk into a 7-11 and purchase a single bottle or can of beer. This is not to difficult, for all one has to do is cross into Ohio or visit any other state with "liberalized" beer-sales laws.

Now imagine that it were possible for a young teenager to purchase a single can or bottle of beer, just as he would a bottle of Coke or a candy bar. No ID Check. No Age Limit. No Questions.

No Way! Not in this country!

Different cultures and different societies have different ways of understanding the world. There are different standards of conduct and acceptable behavior all around the world. And I'm not just talking about the laws governing the sale of alcoholic beverages, but also the mindset and attitudes of the purchasers.

What would seem perfectly deplorable in the USA, e.g. sale of alcohol to minors, is an issue to which no second though is given in other countries. Why? Perhaps these countries don't have any teenage drinking epidemics to be concerned about, and little Johnny really is just purchasing a beer for Dad to enjoy after a long day at work.

The laws we have: are they made in response to certain behaviors to keep those behaviors in check, or are they an expression of some ideal or 'moral code'?

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