The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Sunday, March 22, 2020

The middle of a pandemic is no time to be closing all the liquor stores

The sale of booze has long been considered one of the “recession-proof” businesses and for good reason. When times are good, many people like to celebrate by having a drink. When times are hard, some of us tend to drown our sorrows. Did the Governor think the demand for liquor and wine was simply going to dry up because of the pandemic? Compare the situation in Pennsylvania to DC, where booze is flying off the shelves, including unprecedented sales of Everclear.


I can think of nothing less American than effectively banning the consumption of liquor and wine during a pandemic. Voters should remember this abomination.

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