Flimsy Sanity: Drinking Age

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Drinking Age

College administrators are recommending that the drinking age should be lowered so that students would drink more responsibly instead of dying from binge drinking.

Since the 60's, we have been dragging out that old "If you can die for your country, you should be able to drink." How about this? If you are old enough to drink, you are old enough to die for your country. I think that a underage drinking conviction that results in automatic military enlistment would be a wonderful way to cull the college herd while at the same time replenishing the depleted military. Unlike the draft, the recruits would self select. The military needs people that are aggressive (like drunks - you seldom see pot smokers fight) and irresponsible enough to damn the consequences. Any more, most poor folks cannot afford to send their kids to college so it might seem a little unfair to the rich jerks, but heck, that might just put an end to senseless wars.

3 Comments:

  • At 2:16 PM, Anonymous R J Adams said…

    Certainly, lower the drinking age to sixteen. Just raise the driving age to twenty-one.

     
  • At 5:30 PM, Blogger Nader Enthusiast said…

    How would they get to their fast food jobs?

     
  • At 6:57 PM, Anonymous R J Adams said…

    They can walk. The exercise will help reduce the flab they'll accumulate from all that beer and fast food.

     

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