20 April 2008
Old Enough to Vote... and Drink?!
This week's Economist in an article entitled Drinking -- Too young to have fun: Is it time to lower America's drinking age? spotlights one of the most glaring examples of unconstitutional legislation in the US today, that of drinking age laws prohibiting 18-21 year olds from imbibing. In a crazy MADD extortionist social policy experiment in the 1980's, young voting-age citizens were systematically prohibited from drinking. Whereas Prohibition in the 1920's required a constitutional amendment, one ultimately overturned in an admission of futility by Repeal in the 1930's (another constitutional amendment), today's insidious and unfair and age-discriminatory laws have no worthy legal standing. And they're finally being attacked by a thoughtful coalition of ex-University Presidents, legal scholars, and outraged citizens. One entity spearheading change is Choose Responsibility, founded by John McCardell, the former president of Middlebury College in Vermont, who is leading the effort to lower the drinking age to 18. Again. Just to emphasize how anti-liberty and backwards the US is in this regard, check out the drinkingmap showing the legal drinking age by country...
Posted by Joost Bonsen at 15:38
Labels: Liberty, Prosperity, Vitality, Worldmap
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