Mordan Alcohol Act

Today I found in my personal archives an old proposal for an Alcohol Act. The rationale behind this act is that though the moderate consumption of alcohol is not a problem, excessive use of alcohol is a social issue. Drunk people are responsible for public disorder, riots and are an factor in domestic violence. Especially in space settlements excessive alcohol consumption can have disruptive consequences. Therefore alcohol requires regulation.

The proposal contains seven articles. Though I support the general idea behind this proposal, I doubt the wisdom of certain provisions. Below the original proposal.

Article 1

Selling alcoholic beverages to persons below the age of eighteen [years] is prohibited.

Article 2

Selling alcoholic beverages outside specialized shops licensed to sell only alcoholic beverages, is prohibited.

Article 3

All kinds of advertisement for alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

Article 4

The consumption of alcoholic beverages in public spaces is prohibited.

Article 5

The import of alcoholic beverages shall be a government monopoly.

Article 6

The production of alcoholic beverages is prohibited without a license of the Federal Government.

Article 7

Anyone who is in the possession of a Federal Certificate of Capable Home brewership may produce alcoholic beverages for personal consumption.

If you have any suggestions to improve this proposal, you could leave a comment below.

6 thoughts on “Mordan Alcohol Act”

  1. I don’t have a suggestion at the moment but I question 7. Why, if am brewing alcohol for my personal use without any intention of ever selling should I need a federal license?

    1. Honestly, this is one of the provisions I have doubts about. Personally I would drop this one, for the reasons you gave.

      Though the certificate, as far as I remember (I wrote this bill about 3 to 4 years ago), was more intended for people who had followed a course on savely brewing alcohol. Hence the certificate would be valid for life (i.e. you only need to pay for the exam).

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