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Do “We the People” Need Another Government Law?

This past week another alcohol bill has been introduced into Congress. I don’t know about you but we have way too many laws about things that help special interests and don’t help the people who elected government officials are suppose to represent.

While I’m not an attorney, I believe this new bill introduced into Congress duplicates what already is law. It appears to reinforce states rights to regulate direct shipping and may make it more difficult to fight current legislation.

Four Congressional members sponsored the bill – Rep. Bill Delahunt (D Mass) Mike Quigley (D Ill.), Howard Coble (RN. C.) and Jason Chaffetz (R Utah).

According to winebusiness.com on April 16, “A bill introduced yesterday would ‘reaffirm and protect the primary authority of the states under the 21st Amendment to the Constitution to regulate alcoholic beverages,’ according to the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.”

In an article on winebusiness.com on March 18, at hearing in March, an Illinois representative stated, “My objective is not to protect wholesalers or hurt producers,” Rush claimed, “but rather to protect the people of my community who are, in many cases, disproportionately overwhelmed with marketing and promotional advertising designed to get them to drink.”

Really! Just how intelligent do the members of Congress think, “we the people” are? Sometimes I think that Congress believes that people are only smart if they can get away with deceit and immoral behavior that many congressional members appear to do.

Do you think we need more governmental laws or less?

Cheers! Kathy

One Comment

  1. Bobby Cintolo
    Posted April 19, 2010 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Nice post! I have been curious about who the congressmen are sponsoring this bill. It is definitely not needed.

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