Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Drink and sit and go to jail.

The Islamic Republic of Texas, home of Ayatollah Bush, has cracked down on drinking. No, it's not drinking and driving that they are going after. They are arresting people for drinking in ---- bars!

Ah, you may think this was because some of them would drive later. But police made no such distinction. One bar raided by the morality police was inside a hotel. Guests at the hotel, who only planned to walk to their room, were arrested for being drunk.

Police said they are protecting the patrons from being a danger to themselves. Such nice guys. The mullahs at the Texas Alcholic Beverage Commission said that they are concerned about saving lives "not individual rights". Sounds like Texas.

Justice Louis Brandeis said: "Experience should teach us to be most on guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficient... the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding." And CS Lewis noted: "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

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