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ABCs, CDC and Social Engineering

Benita DoddVice President, Georgia Public Policy Foundation By Benita M. Dodd This Independence Day weekend, as you’re getting ready to celebrate the nation’s independence with fireworks, barbecue and beer, spare a thought for beleaguered beer drinkers in the State of Independence. They’re citing the alphabet. As in ABC and CDC. Pennsylvania, the “State of Independence,” allows no independence in the sale of beer, wine and liquor, issuing all permits and operating some 600 Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) stores under some of the toughest, inconvenient and unusual laws in the nation. And the CDC is in on the game. The governor is trying to privatize the sale of alcohol. It’s easy to understand the opposition of the liquor store clerks union… View Article

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