Coppermine wrote:I hate the whole idea of "underage drinking." If we only lived in a society where parents assumed the responsibility of teaching their children the importance of responsibility while consuming alcohol, our society would be much better off. If a 16 year old living at home were given the privilage of a glass of wine here and a bottle of beer there, realization of the effects of alcohol would be much more widespread and DUI's would go down on their own while teenagers entering their college years would have a certain respect for alcohol rather than a ridiculous and unfettered fascination. Instead of demonizing alcohol to all people under 21 (while bombarding them with beer commercials about how cool it is to drunk) we should be laying a foundation for awareness.
My parents let me drink when I was under 21, in very limited and supervised amounts, and I'm better off for it. Then I go to college and Joe Schmo whose parents wouldn't let him touch booze get's trashed every night and drops out. I've seen it first hand.
Too bad America is way to irresponsible as a whole to adhere to such a simple concept.
I totally agree with this.