The government’s police usually shuts down parties that are too loud and then unfortunately arrests peaceful guests. Last week in Texas, the police went one step further. They arrested the party host’s stepmother.
According to police reports, Guadalupe Valerio, 43, who owns the house, and one other adult were serving the beer to more than 400 people who were under the age of 18. Valerio was arrested on a charge of making beer available to minors, and was jailed in lieu of $3,000 bail. The charge is a class B misdemeanor and can carry a fine of up to $2,000 and 180 days in jail.
Next time, you throw a party, make sure your parents are not in the home. The police may still make arrests but at least your parents won’t potentially face expensive fines.
But never think that the government should be busting up parties or stopping people drinking beer. Valerio’s son mistakenly validated the police’s efforts by saying, “They had to do what they had to do because lives could have been lost.”
In a Libertarian society, police would only break up your party if one guest is threatening another guest. Otherwise, they would not even be in the area because your home would probably be part of a gated community that has its own police. You would only have to obey your community’s rules. And if you didn’t like the community’s rules, you and your parents could move.
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