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The wisdom of drinking alcohol in the waiting area of a doctor's office prior to making medical decisions for one's self or dependent is dubious at best. If medical practitioners are attempting to ply patients or parents of patients with alcohol prior to presenting options for expensive (and possibly unnecessary) medical treatment they should be ashamed of themselves for such a blatant attempt to take advantage of people.
Nonetheless, it is not the proper role of the state to prevent people from making bad decisions for themselves. Individual liberty and limited government must necessarily mean that people are free to make poor decisions even if there are adverse consequences; personal responsibility dictates that they live up to those consequences without asking the state to intervene. For these reasons we oppose SB 404.