House, Senate lock horns over liquor laws, but 'Zion curtain' stays

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  • joseywales Park City, UT
    March 15, 2013 9:27 p.m.

    If you can honestly give me stats to prove that this "Zion Curtain" actually discourages youth from drinking, I'll buy you a drink. If a family walks into a restaurant, doesn't see the drink being made but sets down next to my table (or many others) they will see alcohol being consumed by myself or someone with me. How does that shield the sensitive youth of this state from being exposed to alcohol. Using the lawmakers logic, wouldn't a young adult be more inclined to want to drink after watching the guy at the next table over, who is laughing with his family and having a good time, as opposed to just seeing a drink being mixed at a bar? I know, it's unrealistic that a youngster would want to drink just because they saw me having a beer with dinner, but it's just as unrealistic that they would by seeing a bartender mixing or pouring a drink. Man, there are some uptight, untrusting people in this state. I say if those of you who have taught your kids your way, then trust them to make the decision based on facts, not scare tactics.