Put the Sunshine into Moonshine

Did you know it's illegal to distill liquor in your home? Did you know if you did distill liquor in your home you could be a resident of jail for up to 5 years? I must admit that I did not, I've never given it any thought. The video below is a must watch on the subject.

It's been over 30 years since Jimmy Carter brought homebrewing into the realm of legal activities. Since then the United States went from a moribund beer culture into the most creative, diverse and greatest beer producer in the world. Imagine 30 years from now, if Obama somehow legalized home distilling, what kind of whiskeys, vodkas and rums you could go to a store and buy.

It amazes me that home distilling is illegal. As someone says in the video, the obligation on us isn't to find a reason for "moonshine" to be legal, it's up to the government to give us the reasons it's illegal. I can't think of a single reason moonshine should be illegal. I don't think anybody's going blind from 'shine but even if they were it would be such a small number that it wouldn't make sense to make the entire enterprise illegal. Think about how many people get food poisoning from undercooked meat each year. You wouldn't think about making cooking meat at home illegal.

This whole thing is just silly. Legalize it, nothing will happen other than people might enjoy some wonderful new liquor concoctions.

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