Do you think the government should allow the sale of alcohol during the lockdown?

Do you think the government should allow the sale of alcohol during the lockdown?

  • Yes

    Votes: 188 56.1%
  • No

    Votes: 147 43.9%

  • Total voters
    335

demonweare

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As I said in another thread, I saw from a doctor in America that restricting the sale of alcohol reduces the number of alchohol-related casualties in hospitals, allowing doctos to focus their energey on Covid-19.

So, no, I do not think they should allow alcohol again.
 

wrinklyo

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Sep 26, 2008
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if people drink they will have a diminished sense of responsibility and will jol around being infected and infecting other people, therefore the lockdown will continue for a number of years until all the drinkers die out, then the infections will slow down and the lockdown will be able to be lifted. Looks like the first death from the virus was common sense.
 

Dan C

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No With so much free time casual drinkers will become alcoholics - idle minds devils playground . It will take a lot longer for workers to get back to working properly
Not sure if you are trying to be serious :X3:
 

ejozi

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Oct 8, 2018
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Drinking is usually a social pastime and we must keep socializing to a minimum otherwise whats the point of the three weeks of lock down we have had.
 

VaxPrime

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The question should be what the hell they were thinking to deny people access to this in the first place, or are they under the impression everyone shares cigarettes the way they share joints?.... Power Corrupts, ANC Power was born Corrupt, Governments in general, but especially the ANC has way too much power for anyone good. O, and FYI, i don't smoke, and i drink only in emergencies.
 

Terrybarn

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Do you think the government should allow the sale of alcohol during the lockdown? Are you concerned that it may cause problems?
I love my wine and beer, but I drink responsibly, most don't, so no, even if I must go without. One thing people are not asking about is casino's. They used to be packed night and day. Imagine all the money gamblers are saving. Govt should seriously encourage saving, ban gambling. Most pensions go to casinos. Had we a culture of saving we wouldn't be desperate in these difficult times.
 

Arthur

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Dismaying to see how many voters in our democracy buy into a consequentialist morality - the ends justify the means.

I cannot possibly go along with that. And never have, even when detained without trial in solitary confinement.

It's the moral code of tyrants, dictators and despots. I reject it utterly.

I am of the classical liberal school that says "I disagree profoundly with what you say, but will defend to death your right to say it". The same goes for actions like smoking and drinking.
 

FNfal

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Dismaying to see how many voters in our democracy buy into a consequentialist morality - the ends justify the means.

I cannot possibly go along with that. And never have, even when detained without trial in solitary confinement.

It's the moral code of tyrants, dictators and despots. I reject it utterly.

I am of the classical liberal school that says "I disagree profoundly with what you say, but will defend to death your right to say it". The same goes for actions like smoking and drinking.
I call that brain washing , democracy out the window .
 

Abe53

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Nov 2, 2016
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Prohibition has been tried before, and dismally failed, remember?
All it accomplished was to entrench the Mafia.
Now, come to think of it, does Cele not resemble such?
 

LaraC

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No, people who can least afford to buy food will buy liquor or cigarettes. :(
 

ProfA

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Jul 15, 2008
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Not really a simple yes-no answer. Yes, because rights, tax revenue, health reasons for alcoholics. No because stupid people.
 

ChasI

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Feb 21, 2013
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Do you think the government should allow the sale of alcohol during the lockdown? Are you concerned that it may cause problems?
Those who are upset by the ban may be the ones who misuse alcohol. It is a small inconvenience compared to being confined to our homes.
 

backstreetboy

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Jun 15, 2011
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Yes 44 liquor stores have been looted already and the longer this drags on the more will be.
 

Hemps

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Allow sale of alcohol but delivery only, only online orders, limit it to certain amount Per household.
 

Ceebo

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Aug 25, 2011
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If the despots in our beloved government attempted to at least provide clear and transparent reasoning for their decisions, their decisions may have found more support. But, yes, these are the people that brought you Zuma, the Guptas, Eskom, SAA and more.

The actual reasoning behind the ban makes somewhat sense, but again, with 3000 infections as of today and 50 odd deaths, do we really need to have had more beds available?

Also, take a leaf out of the history books. What was the net result of prohibition in the USA?
Organised crime.

Now we have made criminals out of ordinary citizens, smugglers, and criminals out of the shop owners, created a whole new criminal sector for bootleggers and profiteering.

Substance abusers will find a way to get their fix. Did the war on drugs teach these idiots nothing? I know of people in Western Cape townships living on government grants willing to pay exorbitant fees for liquor from their grocery budget.

So no. Alcohol should not be banned.
 

Vapaie

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Aug 14, 2016
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It's perfectly normal to have a cold beer, a glass of wine or a whiskey at the end of a day's work in the yard or while watching a movie in the evening. Never mind when around the braai with my wife and son, it's the South African way of life and nobody will ever be able to change that!
 
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