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A Police Association survey has shown that 72% of the statist thugs in blue want the drinking age raised to 20.
There are two main issues here:
- the state has no right to tell people when they are old enough to drink: think “Nanny State”
- the drinking age isn’t the problem
Let’s look further at #2. I believe that the problem with alcohol abuse – which is not a problem that the state should be attempting to solve – arises from people being raised to be nihilistic hedonists. Translation: people are raised to believe that there is no meaning or purpose to life beyond personal pleasure so they go and get drunk. Universal welfare is also a problem, permitting people to be be permanently drunk without the penalties that a drunken worker would experience. You can even get an Invalids Benefit on grounds of alcoholism.
The ironic thing is that the secular humanism taught in schools encourages nihilistic hedonism so the state is trying to fix a problem which it has aided and abetted.
The state cannot solve the drinking problem, nor should it attempt to.
• The pointless death of an undercover policeman (arguments for drug legalisation, which also apply to alcohol)
Do you think that we should have a minimum drinking age or not? Do you think that raising the drinking age will help?