Saturday, January 07, 2006

Students should be involved in setting drug policy, but...

Via The Agitator, a state legislator in Missouri wants to ban the sale of cold beer in an effort to cut down on drunk driving. He got the idea from an elementary school student.
He said the idea came from a fifth-grade student in Jefferson County who was participating in a program to teach elementary students about state government. He sought their suggestions for new laws and chose the cold beer ban from a list of the top three ideas.

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"You never know what's on the mind of young kids - some of them are pretty smart," he said.
Full article here.

4 comments:

Jesse Stout said...

"Some lawmakers and lobbyists, however, are lukewarm about the idea."
LOL Hahahaha!

Micah Daigle said...

Great idea!

Maybe we should also legislate the taste of ice cream to curb obesity in America. Solid Waste Soft Serve, anyone?

Anonymous said...

That kid's not smart - he has just been brainwashed enough to buy into the thought that when a legal product can be used in an illegal manner, the legal product should be criminalized/banned/whatever.

Anonymous said...

what about beers that are meant to be drank at room temperature? How does this help us stop the British from drinking too much Guiness?