Maryland Direct Shipping Laws Saga – Where is democracy?
A blog posting on Wine Trail Traveler about the majority of Maryland legislators being in favor of the direct wine shipping bill, but it may not come to a vote as it is being held up by the Chairperson, Sen. Joan Carter Conway, which "is not the way democracy is supposed to work":
Friday, 19. February 2010
For many years, people interested in having direct wine shipping in
Maryland have supported legislation to provide the freedom to have wine
shipped to consumers. In the past Maryland politicians appeared to
ignore the benefits of allowing direct shipping in Maryland. According
to Marylanders for Better Beer & Wine Laws, this year a Senate
committee of nine members has six members in favor of direct shipping
but the Chairperson refuses to allow the bill out of committee.
Interestingly enough, in 2010 the majority of Maryland legislators also
say they are in favor of direct wine shipping in Maryland but it may
not come to a vote as it is being held up by the Chairperson. This is
not the way democracy is supposed to work. The legislation should be
voted on by both Maryland’s House and Senate. Maryland state
legislators please do your jobs and represent the people of Maryland.
For more complete information, visit the Marylanders for Better Beer & Wine Laws website and consider contacting the Maryland legislature today.
Direct shipping is successfully working in more than 30 states and
it can work well in Maryland. Don’t let Maryland continue with its
Prohibition attitudes. The people of Maryland do not need politicians
to tell us what is best for us. Politicians are elected to represent
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