Big Brother finds a Home in TennesseeTennessee enacted a new law yesterday. Michael Silence writes:
Comer Wilson hasn't had to show his ID to buy beer in a while. Maybe it's the 66-year-old man's long white beard.They aren't scanning at restaurants or for wine and liquer sales. Well maybe it makes sense everyone knows that trouble making rednecks always drink beer. Then there is this;
Starting Sunday, gray hair won't be good enough. Wilson and everyone else will be required to show identification before buying beer in Tennessee stores — no matter how old the buyer appears.
"It's the stupidest law I ever heard of," Wilson said. "You can see I'm over 21."
Rollins said scanning licenses has proved beneficial in other ways, such as catching criminals.
When one customer tried to make a purchase using a counterfeit bill, Rollins said police were able to track him down because the receipt from the scanner showed his name and license number — and his address.
So are they going to use this information to track down traffic ticket or parking ticket warrents. I think I'll pass on drinking beer if this ever comes to Texas.