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Why non-drinkers?

Published June 15, 2013 1:01 am

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Re "New nominees for Utah liquor-control board" (Tribune, June 12):

I don't understand why the majority of members on Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control commission must be non-drinkers, as they always are. After all, the commission's job is to regulate consumption, not abstinence. Do we have a bunch of non-lawyers sitting on the Utah Bar?

Is this just another example of the Mormons wanting to tell their non-Mormon neighbors how to run their lives. Such busybodies.

The Mormons famously take care of their own. Less-well known is how they want to take charge of everyone else, from gays to imbibers. A little humility would go a long way. And so would trust that others not like them are also rational, reasonable, moderate souls who will not allow the extremes to run wild.

George Harris

Salt Lake City