"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

Entertaining while drinking

Do you know that in Washington state, it’s been illegal for an entertainer in a bar – say, a singer or band – to consume alcohol while working on the premises.

We’re totally confident, of course, that rule has been vigilently enforced in every drinking establishment in the state up to now.

But that’s changing. A rule in today’s Washington Register says: “This rule making is the result of a stakeholder request to allow entertainers to consume alcohol while performing on a liquor licensed premises. This activity is currently prohibited in WAC 314-11-015.”

Welcome to the real world.

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