I kid, I know it actually is – but I get the sneaking suspicion that MADD would love to get it back.
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.”
I agree with Sebastian 100%, this is precisely none of the state’s business. Like him, I agree that the drinking age should be 18 – and like him I think that the state is meddling way to much into people’s business. It is already illegal to provide alcohol to minors, so instead of actually educating kids on responsible drinking, we’re just going to make it illegaller.*
*I know that “illegaller” isn’t a word.