Town of King, N.C., enforcing curfew due to…snow.

Yep.  You read that right.  Due to the “emergency situation” being caused by the inclement weather, citizens of King are not allowed to be out of their homes between midnight and 5 a.m., or to engage in any purchase or consumption of alcohol.  From local news station WXII12:

A state of emergency has been declared in King due to severe weather that started Friday morning. 

There is a curfew in place for the duration of the state of emergency. Unless a person is a member of the King Police Department or the Emergency Management Program, everyone located within the city must be inside a house dwelling from midnight to 5 a.m.

There will be no sale, consumption, transportation or possession of alcoholic beverages, except for possession or consumption on a person’s own residential premises.  There will also be no sale or purchase of any type of firearm, ammunition, explosive or any possession of such items off a person’s own premises.

How do I know that this is completely and utterly unnecessary?  Because I go to Wake Forest University, which is in Winston-Salem, right down the road from King.  Not only is the situation here not that serious at all, but the night that King decided that a curfew was absolutely necessary for the safety of its citizens, I was in downtown Winston-Salem hanging out with members of both Wake Forest Young Americans for Liberty and Salem College Young Americans for Liberty.

Got paternalism?

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