MADD is not just a group out to stop drunk driving, it is the latest incarnation of the temperance movement, that’s gone way beyond it’s original mission.Â Â Look here:
Also, as of Saturday, people can lose their driver’s licenses for providing alcohol to anyone under 21. The penalty is important because many underage drinkers get alcohol from friends or family members, said Craig Lloyd, the executive director of the North Carolina chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
The law means that, theoretically, parents could be punished for giving a glass of wine to their 20-year-old son or daughter, even if the 20-year-old never gets behind the wheel.
Lloyd said that’s not excessive.
“It’s a zero-tolerance policy,” he said. “Breaking the law is breaking the law.”
It’s busy body meddling in something the state has no business meddling in.Â I make it no secret that I believe denying 18-21 year olds the choice, as adults who are free to make choices, the freedom to imbibe alcoholic beverages is unjust.Â I’ve always believed if you’re old enough to die for your country, you’re old enough to buy a beer.Â I definitely don’t think the state should further criminalize a father who wants to share a beer with his 20 year old son.Â Lower the drinking age to eighteen, and I may have fewer problems with this, but as it stands now, MADD can go to hell.