TheBookPolice wrote:calling anyone a "prohibitionist zealot" is a little much, dontcha think?
I think it accurately describes anyone that would sponsor such a bill. Why else would someone support something like this when laws ALREADY EXIST that prevent drunken bartending?
This bill does not address some urgent problem going on in Madison today. There have not been a rash of complaints, police calls, etc. to bars due to employees drinking and/or being drunk.
This is yet one more way for prohibitionist zealots like Schumacher and the Mayor to chip away at the rights of business owners and hyper regulate them right out of business.
Iagree with the smoking ban, drunk driving laws and pretty much all other regulations on alcohol and places that sell it. But there are adequate laws on the books to address any and every problem, crime, wrongdoing, etc. that comes as a result of alcohol use and abuse.
Problems that exist need to be addressed by enforcing the current laws. Not by creating new redundent restrictions that target people not even causing the problems.
Additional regulations like this and the other ordinance to stop selling "American made" malt liquor in certain quantities are just solutions looking for problems or band-aids that fail to correct any real problem that does exist.