Readers' forum: Closely regulate liquor

Published: Friday, Feb. 3 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

In this June 1, 2011 photo, Chris Taketa looks for liquor stored in a walk-in freezer in the back of the Dojo sushi restaurant in Salt Lake City. Because of Utah liquor laws at restaurants, drinks have to be prepared away from the view of customers.

Jim Urquhart, Associated Press

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There has been much talk about deregulating liquor, making it available in the grocery stores and more accessible to whomever wishes to buy it. The harder it is to obtain, the better off everyone will be.

One big problem is underage drinking. Alcohol, in itself is bad, but it is the gateway to illegal drugs and a future of robbery, prison, bad health, death, deterioration of family and many other evils. It creates a great burden on society as a whole, as well as the harm inflicted on the individual involved.

Elsie Nay

Brigham City

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