[geeks] Re: [rescue] RE: Small schools...
Joshua D. Boyd
geeks at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 19 10:37:49 CDT 2001
Personally, I think they should drop the minimum drinking age. Sure, the
death rate will rise temporarily, but, life is pain... And the next
generation will probably be a lot smarter (fewer bad influences still
On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, David Cantrell wrote:
> [lets take this to geeks]
> "Ken Hansen" <n2vip at bellatlantic.net> wrote:
> > Well, when the drinking age is 21, and the average student enters school
> > when they are 18, that they allowed any acohol on campus was very, um,
> > permissive.
> Presumably this is only a problem for the university if they explicitly
> permit it. So surely it would make sense to not mention it at all.
> of course, IANAUSL (or indeed a L of any kind).
> > More permissive than my parents would have been at the time. You
> > know, the law, liability, etc. At the same time I "suffered" under this
> > treatment, "frat bots" were drinking themselves into stupors that caused
> > them to think that they could jump off a third-story balcony and not get
> > hurt (they were) and some "party girls" to drink themselves into comas from
> > alcohol poisoning.
> Again, I really don't see that it is the university's problem if a student
> gets killed because they're intoxicated. Is it the university's problem
> if I overdose on sleeping tablets? Or on smack? Or if I have a traffic
> accident on-campus whilst under the influence of $other_recreational_drug?
> > Do you really need more than six beers in your dorm fridge at any one time?
> It's cheaper to buy them in cases of 24, so yes :-)
> > Do you really need a well-stocked bar in your dorm room?
> It's quite nice, yes. I generally like to have a couple of bottles of red
> wine, a couple of white to choose from; then a bottle of whisky (actually,
> several different bottles so I can choose whatever is appropriate to go
> with my mood/meal/cigar), some vodka, some port, and a nice selection of
> beers, some cider and maybe a bottle of mead.
> > I thought you were there to study...
> Having the odd drink doesn't prevent that.
> > This was really a policy that was only actively enforced when there were
> > other problems - the campus security didn't do suprise inspections...
> Oh so that makes it alright. Imagine the outcry if $outrageous_law was
> put on the statute books "but we won't enforce it".
> David Cantrell | david at cantrell.org.uk | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david/
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