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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Utah Governor - Hurting Utah Teens for the sake of Half an Ounce

I posted on this issue recently, and read that the Governor of Utah, Jon Hunstman, in his infinite wisdom, signed into law the ludicrous and harmful bill. He commented that he didn't like the law because it will tarnish Utah's reputation, but signed it because it will increase shot sizes from 1 ounce to 1.5 ounces.

He forgot about the part where relegating the sale of 'alcopop' to liquor stores only also significantly increases the alcoholic content of the beverages. The whole issue behind the bill was to 'protect teens from alcohol'. Nice job - now when they get their hands on the 'alcopop' (and I guarantee they will) they can get more drunk  . . . faster!

We will have more teen drunk drivers, more alcohol poisonings, and more problems all resulting in more teen deaths.

Priority was given to shot size over the safety of Utah youth and 'the reputation' of Utah State - way to go GOVERNOR!

Read the KSL News synopsis HERE (Please note that they alter stories without notice or warning when new facts come in - the comment section that accompanies the article can alert you to any changes they have made).

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