Petty Dictators

Here's is what the home of the free has fallen prey to: an endless array of petty functionaries and tinpot bureaucrats determined to save you from yourself and get some government revenue in the process.

Today's example is from the city on the bay, San Francisco. Apparently, infusing liquers or other alcoholic beverages requires a special license. This comes as a bit of a shock to most of the bar owners, who were, to the individual, reportedly unaware of the law.

Being a cynical bastard I might think the SF office of the state ABC has figured out a lucrative source of funding via fine for a chronically cash-strapped state. You may find an alternative explanation that doesn't rely on the nature of mankind in general and low-ranking government drones in particular. I'm willing to bet my explanation is more likely to be correct.

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