This response makes me so angry. You are being extremely reactionary. Did my caveat “I’m all for lowering the drinking age,” even register with you? Did you even read that far?
I SUPPORT LOWERING THE LEGAL AGE FOR DRINKING. That doesn’t make what this guy does a good idea, or even one that I am required to sympathize with if I am to be a compassionate human being. There are such things as making Bad Decisions outside of the hugbox. He’s made a few. If you want to change the laws when they aren’t really doing anything great, fine. But let’s not do it because of bad reasons. That kind of bullshit is a lot more damaging than it might appear at first, especially in a culture that uses Common Law.