Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Let Them Drink


Scores of U.S. college and university presidents have stepped forward to declare it's time to rethink the drinking age.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, though, quickly denounced the idea as irresponsible and dangerous.

MADD's national president, Laura Dean-Mooney, even suggested, "Parents should think twice before sending their teens to these colleges or any others that have waved the white flag on underage and binge drinking policies."

Peyton R. Helm, president of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, called that response "absurd."

Perhaps they should consider my cunning plan to let 18 year olds have a drinking license or a driver's license but not both, which would have the added benefit of helping my plot to make everyone move to Manhattan increasing the appeal of less car dependent locations.