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Old 01-08-2013, 11:16 PM   #1
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In Texas and many, if not all, states it is illegal for Brewpubs to sell their beers off site and it is illegal for microbreweries to serve and sell their beers on site. There is a website where you can petition the white house to act on something which concerns you. As a beer enthusiast and seeing how the big brewers of the watery stuff they brew are a stong lobby against the Brewpubs and the Microbrewers, I posted a petition for this to come to an end.

As with all petitions it needs 20,000 signatures to be recognized and acknowledged by the white house. Until it has 150 signatures it can't even be publically viewed so to see it and sign it if you support it, you'll have to use one of the following links. You'll have to set up an account before you can sign it.

This is not spam. It is a genuine web site. You can look at it by googling White House Petitions.

The links to see and sign my petition are:

http://wh.gov/PXMY

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...nsite/l5m0ZfKY

My fellow Americans, thank you for your support.

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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I'll sign it as a fellow lover of craft beers but something like this is better handled on the state level because of how alcohol legislation is handled, it used to be the same in NJ til a bill just passed this past year. But you're better off trying to work with your brewers to petition local legislatures. There's tons of facts about job creation and the sort you can push as well.

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:28 PM   #3
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Would any Federal legislation take away a States rights on an issue like this?

Prohibition ended and yet States still have the right to regulate alcohol.

Just wondering.

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:31 PM   #4
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I hear you. The Texas legislature just reconvened (once every two years here). Last time they were ready to sign legislation to what my petition is asking but at the last minute it was shut down by the big lobbies. The white house could possibly exert some local influence on the state legislators. Who knows. My daughter pointed out the petiition site to me and I thought why not, no body else has done it.

Anyway, thanks for signing. Its a small thing.

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:34 PM   #5
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Would any Federal legislation take away a States rights on an issue like this?

Prohibition ended and yet States still have the right to regulate alcohol.

Just wondering.

bosco
Most likely yes, as I understand the Supremacy clause a federal bill has power over a state bill. Which was why the slave states fought so hard for things like the Missouri Compromise.

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:37 PM   #6
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Most likely yes, as I understand the Supremacy clause a federal bill has power over a state bill. Which was why the slave states fought so hard for things like the Missouri Compromise.
Exactly.

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:43 PM   #7
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Signed it too... You now have a whoppin 3 signatures on it...

Of course I unchecked the box about letting potus send me spam.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:45 PM   #8
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Good idea on the spam and thanks for the signature. Here's a link to what they are doing this legislative session in Texas.

http://blog.freetailbrewing.com/cate...-beer-freedom/

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:15 AM   #9
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Your up to 4 now!

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:21 AM   #10
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Make that 5!!!! BOOOM

 
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