Lay off the Queen of Hearts
Jan 31, 2013 | 7278 views | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

After a long hard day at work, Al Bundy – like many hardworking New Yorkers - should be able to enjoy a brew along with an adult dancer. He would object to "Pol calls for more disclosure on liquor license apps" (Andrew Pavia, January 24).

Elected officials such as State Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and others who opposed the Queen of Hearts from obtaining a license from the State Liquor Authority need to loosen up, hoist a pint and get a lap dance or two at a local neighborhood adult club.

The owners of the Queen of Hearts cabaret pay taxes like the rest of us. They also provide gainful employment to cooks, bartenders, waitresses, dancers and security personnel, along with those who deliver beverage and food supplies. All are neighbors, who also pay taxes and are trying to earn a living.

Many customers are also neighbors patronizing the establishment on a voluntary basis. Walk down any street or visit any park during a hot summer day, and you can see many beautiful women enjoying life dressed so casual they leave little to the imagination.

How disappointing to see Gianaris and Simotas have thrown their lot in with the so-called Moral Majority social police and politically extreme reactionary conservatives who attempt to use government rules and regulations to impose their own moral values on others.

What consenting adults consume, inhale, perform, read or view in the privacy of their own home or private social or adult club isn’t the concern of government.

Individual economic and civil liberties prosper best when government stays out of both the bedroom and marketplace.


Larry Penner

Great Neck

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