I don’t want to make this a political blog, really, I don’t. That being said. I just went on reddit and found out that HB354 was on the house floor in the state of alabama (apparently, some time last year). The purpose was to legalize home brewing.
Now, to be honest, I didn’t even know that home brewing was illegal in the state. but to be even more honest, I can’t say that I’m surprised.
We live in a conservative state. I think that the conservative mantra is to keep everything illegal as long as possible, and only pop minorities, white trash, and people too poor to afford a lawyer so that the planter class left over from the civil war days can live as far away from the ‘untouchables’ as possible. Here is one thing that I know, though. I have never been more for the changing of a law than I am at this moment. Sam Adams was a patriot. he pretty much sculpted our country the way michelangelo crafted the statue of david, and that man has been the namesake for one of the greatest brews available east of the Mississippi river. To me, that means that brewing beer is about as patriotic as it gets. You can’t touch that. Look at prohibition.
There is nothing that should be more sacred in the heart of a constitution-loving american than the ability to tip back some home brew and get plastered in the comfort of your own home. I’m laying down the law, right here, right now... If you are not for the ability to brew your own beer in the bathroom right next to where you’ll puke it up, then the terrorists have won.