Because you are too dumb to buy alcohol without a government background check:
Since the scum public can’t be trusted to control themselves after drinking a glass of wine, the state government of Pennsylvania has begun trials for a system that could eventually be rolled out in grocery stores across the region, where consumers are forced to scan their ID, perform a breathalyzer test, and stare into a surveillance camera before a government employee approves their purchase.
“A customer chooses a wine on a touch-screen display, swipes an ID, blows into an alcohol sensor (no contact with the machine is required) and looks into a surveillance camera. A state employee in Harrisburg remotely approves the sale after verifying the buyer isn’t drunk and matches the photo ID,” reports the Associated Press.
The zombie public, completely unaware of how having to prove that they are a good citizen before obtaining government permission to buy something has no place in a free country and is a slippery slope to draconian measures of control over the individual, expressed their approval at this new level of serfdom.
“This is just convenient one-stop shopping,” said Darby Golec, 28, of Enola. “It’ll be nice to have it all in one area.”
Others called the system “Big Brother” and pointed out that it creates a dangerous imbalance between the state and the citizen.
“The process is cumbersome and assumes the worst in Pennsylvania’s wine consumers — that we are a bunch of conniving underage drunks,” said Keith Wallace, president and founder of The Wine School of Philadelphia.
For decades, those who feared the “mark of the beast” were derided as Christian nutjobs when they warned of a system being introduced that would mandate people to prove they were a loyal citizen before being allowed to purchase anything. Citing the Book of Revelation 13:17-18, the following passage has often been brought up in the context of government moves to regulate how people make purchases.
“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
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