Re "In Utah, it's eat, drink and be wary and in that order" (Tribune, Jan. 12):
Let's see, the Utah Legislature doesn't think its adult restaurant patrons are responsible enough to have a drink while they peruse the menu. No, they must first order food before they can order a gin and tonic.
Why is it that only non-Mormons are treated like children? Other adults are considered responsible enough that they may carry a concealed weapon with no hands-on training. Motorcyclists may choose whether or not to wear a helmet. And any Mormon elder may efficiently set up his home teaching appointments on his cellphone while negotiating Interstate 15 rush-hour traffic.
Why are they treated like responsible adults with much more dangerous activities, but simply drinking at a restaurant requires micromanaging nanny rules? Something is wrong with our priorities.
Something is wrong with our Mormon state legislators.
Salt Lake City