Having lived in California where liquor is completely privatized, I know from experience that Initiative 1183 is a horrible idea. In CA there are drunk idiots everywhere and many of them are underage. Empty liquor bottles litter the streets and sirens are heard non-stop. Privatization has led to a nightmare situation there and has contributed to CA becoming the police state that it is today. I hope Washingtonians are smart enough not to go down that road too. We let the state control liquor here for a reason. I really hope we don't find out the hard way what that reason is. Vote no on 1183!
Jim Walls Seattle (Greenwood)
Private sales of wine and beer—two products that aren't consumed by kids, don't come in bottles and cans littered on the streets, and are never associated with drunken idiocy—isn't a problem though, right?