Pubdate: Mon, 25 Aug 2014
Source: Observer-Reporter (PA)
Copyright: 2014 Robert J. Pohl
Author: Robert J. Pohl


When I read the the Associated Press article, "More schools mixing
beer, football" in the Saturday newspaper, I thought of the
Prohibition era. Happily, Americans realized the government cannot
legislate the drinking habits of its citizens. Prohibition lasted only
13 years. I wonder how long it will take the Pennsylvania Legislature
to lose its Carrie Nation-like attitude and follow the enlightened
laws of some states and allow the recreational use of marijuana.

The article stated two reasons for allowing the drinking of beer at
college football games: Cash-strapped athletic departments; and
getting fans to the game, rather than sitting in front of their
television sets or at sports bars. Is any state more cash-strapped
than Pennsylvania? Colorado reported an income of $4.7 million for
June from its marijuana sales tax.

It's too bad the Steelers' Levon Bell and Legarrette Blount did not
drive in Colorado or Washington State.

Robert J. Pohl

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