Give me beer at 7-Eleven or give me death

I know “privatization” gets a bad rap, most of it well-earned, but this is the kind all forward-thinking people ought to be able to get behind.  Seriously, what is even the argument for the need to maintain Pennsylvania’s monopoly on the sale of liquor?  Because it’s a cash cow for the state?  Because it allows for greater control over the consumption of alcohol?  Get it done already, then.  The idea that we need laws dictating which stores can sell what kind of beverages in what quantities is beneath stupid.  For those worried about the clerks losing their union jobs, I’d be all for just handing the stores over to the people currently working in them.  Now, somebody get to work on that licensing racket.