Crimes before the fact — Bob Barr

January 9, 2003

To be such a right-wing tight ass*, Bob Barr has a good point about the “Gestapolike” measures that the Fairfax (Va) County Police Department is using to “control” public drinking.

The department’s explanation that it is against the law to be intoxicated in a public place (including a bar), is nonsense, even if, in a hyper-technical sense, correct. Someone perhaps ought to remind Fairfax County that bars actually exist as places in which people drink alcohol; it’s not only legal, it’s encouraged.

  • I’ve always liked Bob Barr, met him once and was a very nice guy. But he is probably one of the most conservative people I’ve talked to. please don’t judge me for that statement