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Thursday, March 23, 2006

RE: RE: Officials Make Public Intoxication Arrests Inside Bars

If these Texas agents were enforcing the law, then I have no problem with it... If Texans don't like it, they need to change the law.

This came up again on the news this morning and I didn't respond to it before.

It's not the law that's the problem. The police are claiming that bars are public places and the law prohibits public drunkenness. The bars are not "public" places unless they are run by the government. They are private property. It is this and other attempts to redefine what constitutes private property that are the leading symptoms of our descent into a police state.


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