At the end of the day, it really is pretty sad when one can't aspire to achieve what is arguable in Delaware:
Every few years, some lone and well-meaning soul in the Legislature comes forward with a bill to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores. And every few years, a mob of lobbyists and special-interest zealots come forward to make sure it never becomes law. It's yet another ridiculous, and hapless, example of how a very few run so much in this state.
It really does wear on a person living in a paternalistic land. While there is beer in grocery stores in Quebec, I am pretty sure that is beyond the imagination of any other Canadian jurisdiction. Having spent five hours yesterday again in the near neighbourhood of upstate New York yesterday, it was second nature to stop at a grocery for a number of unavailable things including on this visit picking up mixed 12 packs from both Magic Hat and Harpoon. What is it that Ontarians think that Ontarians either lack or are afflicted with that Quebeckers or New Yorkers can handle? What character failures are we so accustomed to that to deny or to try to overcome it is a danger needing state intervention?