Originally Posted by WV Cowboy
It' not that I don't like them, it is that it is so destructive to our kids.
One girl kills herself because of ridicule on Facebook.
One boy ruins his life with alcohol.
One dad tears his family apart with gambling addiction.
One is too many for me.
I could live without things that I am free to do, if it saved other peoples lives. I would find something else to do.
I guess it is open to interpretation if a young girl dying, or lives being ruined because of alcohol or gambling is serious enough to impede everyone's freedom.
Let's replace negative, destructive things with other more positive things. Everyone would get over it.
I'm off of my soapbox now, .. I just get sick of kids lives being broken into pieces because of things we have given them to play with.
We should better protect our young people, heck even our young adults.
I'm not disagreeing with you at all. That said, I definitely don't want people to impede my freedoms at will either just because they think something is bad and have a case or two that shows that something bad can come from it.
It's like the 16 ounce drinks in NYC. That would have never passed except for the massive financial strain obesity puts on the country from the medical issues that are derived from it.
If they can limit 16 ounce drinks, they could ban alcohol too. Of course, the backlash would be huge. This is why I said the question comes down to a balance of freedoms and all men created equal. Meaning if I'm equal to you, then you can't tell me what I can and can't have. The only boundary becomes if you are doing enough harm to the people around you that the people around you want it ban. In the case of alcohol, that isn't likely to happen. (we saw what happen the last time they tried)
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