Fargo Police Chief Wants Your Drink Specials Regulated
Bars and restaurants can’t just price their drinks any way they want. What do these people think America is, a free country?
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s largest city is considering regulating drink specials offered by bars.
Fargo’s Liquor Control Board started discussing the matter earlier this month, when Police Chief Keith Ternes (TUR’-nuhs) said there were no city ordinances allowing the regulation of bar specials such as free drinks for women on ladies’ night and free 40-ounce birthday drinks.
The Forum reports that some in the bar and restaurant industry say the promotions are not a problem.
A businessman by the name of Randy Thorson is reported in the article as saying, “there’s a state law that ensures bars can’t over-serve a customer at any price.” That’s certainly true, but when it comes to getting drunk, who is truly responsible? Is it the people selling the drinks or the person drinking them?
Hold drunks responsible for being drunk, because they’re the ones who chose to drink. McDonald’s doesn’t make people fat, the people who eat the cheeseburgers make themselves fat. It’s not the guns that kill people, it’s the people pulling the trigger. And it’s not bars that make people drunk, it’s the drunks who drink at the bars.
We’re not going to solve any problems by removing responsibility from the individual.Tags: fargo, keith ternes, nanny statism, North Dakota News