I was unable to buy beer this morning, because it was not yet 12:00. A local ordinance in a small town.
What struck me about this is that the people who bemoan the “nanny” state and the outlays of government cash for food, housing, or transportation of the poor are almost certainly the same ones that thought this law would be a good idea. We treat adults like children, unable to decide when best to buy alcohol or consume it, what to do in their own bedrooms, or a host of other regulations “for the good of the community.”
I call bullshit. Why is one kind of paternalism ok, while the other is not?