Simple. Just like it should be. I've never thought Utah's alcohol
laws were too restrictive - just too cumbersome. (try living in a dry county,
now that's too restrictive)I'm all for laws that make a
differance... thR private club craziness has never made any difference.No negative effects will be realized when it's changed. The only real change
will be the lack of confused visitors saying "I have to what to come in the
bar?"The sooner the better - thank goodness.
There is one Booze I can do without right now on the Utah Jazz.
This is deffinantly a good thing. I don't know how many times i have walked into
an empty bar and then they tell me i need to buy a membership. Haa. I dont
belive i should have to pay double to try someone eles product. Instead of at
least wanting to stay for one drink before i get bored, I leave and they dont
get squat. That was so lame. Whats wrong with bar hopping? If i see
someone i dont like i'd rather be able to leave and go to another bar without
the hefty price tag. Same idea with empty bars. I would want to leave if the bar
was dead and find another bar more lively. We dont live in a dictatorship you
know. Bye the way i usually walk to the bar.. good excersize! I'll be signing
this patitiion when i see it.
To me its not about church or no church. I like the law because there are less
drunks running people over in Utah then any other state I have lived in. Making
it tougher to get into a bar is a good thing.
I had no idea these laws existed. How is this? Im LDS and for someone to preach
free agency and then take free agency away from someone is crazy! If someone
wants to get a drink and pay taxes...let um! Tourism will never flourish if we
Booze is already here. We're not voting on prohibition, just getting rid of the
archaic Utaah club rules.
Let the people decide.There is no inalienable right to booze, and it
seems perfectly good to let a community to decide its own standards. A public
referendum is a good way of handling this.
Those were conservative judges that overturned the Gay Ban in CA, check it out
in any CA news paper.
I am thrilled to realize that there is such a thing as liberal Mormons.May
God bless you all!There is still hope left.
As usual, good call by the Gov! It's way past time.
Headed towards the future.Just when you thought things would be stuck like
in the wacky prohibition days when the local conservatives were getting away
with moralyzing murder.
Its about dang time... its the stupidest rule...
The voters shouldn't be able to decide this just like they couldn't on gay
marriage in CA. If this thing passes I think it should be over turned by a
conservative jugdge. That would be sweet!! Why should the liberal judges have
all the fun.
Huntsman is showing again that he puts commerce over principle.
Huntsman is right, why wait until 2010?Now if somebody will just
challenge the smoking ban.
Anonymous 3:26is puzzled at "base their travel plans on where they can get a
drink."Probably has never heard of the Sonoma or Napa Valleys.
Probably could never afford to visit their either.
Uh-oh!Here comes Utah to the 21st Century.What the (blank) are they
gonna do now?Pack their bags and head for Missouri?
I think it's funny that people think that Salt Lake will be more "tourist
friendly" by letting people get an easier drink. That's like me saying, "They
drink wine in France? Well, heck, forget them. I'm not going." What
a bunch of idiots who would actually base their travel plans on where they can
get drunk. Are those the kind of people we want here in the first place? Maybe
we should set up a red-light district too to attract even more tourists! I bet
Salt Lake liberals would love that. We're all about rights!
I really don't think that we will see an increase DUI's or alcohol related
crimes. People get drunk whether bars allow them to or not. IF cover charges,
etc. are too much of a hassle, they just get drunk at a private location. (Think
back to High School, when kids still couldn't legally buy alcohol. Did that
prevent anyone from drinking)?When people drink responsibly, there aren't really
the private club rule has always been a little weird. It has stopped me plenty
of times from grabbing a drink at a bar that I don't' have a "membership" at.
Which in effect stops a lot of people from spending their money at local
pubs/bars. It doesn't stop me from drinking mind you... just makes it cost more
money. Please do away with that rule.
More evidence that the neocon movement is dying.Thank God!
I am from SC...we have liquor by the drink...we also have children being ran
over by people who drink to much...we have multitutes of DUI's and it keeps our
magistrates real busy...mostly slapping the drinking people on the wrist...Let them drink if they want to but if caught DUI --take license...1st
offense...if caught driving without a license after 1st offense...hardtime in
the county jail..and make it tougher and tougher...
If the State wants to loosen the liquor laws then Gov. Huntsman and the
legislature should put some teeth into enforcing and prosecuting adults who
knowingly serve and provide alcohol to minors in the same way adults are
prosecuted for providing guns to minors who then kill or commit crimes with
those guns. Minors who injure or kill people after drinking alcohol supplied by
adults are no different.
Since when has the Gov actively pushed this change? I doubt he has spent any of
his political capital on this issue.
Wow, Utah is actually considering joining the rest of the world, it's about
It would be the best thing to happen to Utah since the Manifesto in 1890. These
laws are archaic, stupid, and belong to a different era. They also contribute
more to Utah's "great divide" than any other single issue.
This is great!Conservative Mormons are always whining about government
interfering with John Q. Public.Now watch and see what happens.
That would be so nice! It's silly having to pay a cover just to get inside a
bar. It's also confusing how they differentiate between places like The Bayou
and Squatters. Both have very similar atmospheres and Squatters has plenty of
liquor, but The Bayou is a private club with a membership fee. It's very odd.
I hope we will be informed when and how to include a signature on that petition.
What is liquor by the drink?
I see why they're doing it. Heck, I'd like to not have to pay a cover charge
just to go out with friends every once in a while. But what kind of increase in
alcohol related accidents and crimes will we see? Has this even been discussed?
Requiring memberships at each bar does reduce "bar hopping."
I love the church, and I believe in our leaders. But why, why in the world does
the LDS church have to be consulted before changes in the liquor laws can be
made? I hope this resolution passes immediately and we as a people can give up
the idea that others need to be told how to live if they're not a member of our