I’ve been asked when I’m going to weigh in on the Four Loko bans. I was thinking about it, but then saw that E.D. Kain had already done a good job of hitting the high points over at Balloon Juice: Give me Four Loko or give me death (or something).
But honestly we have to quit treating everyone as though they were children. People were binge drinking before Four Loko came around. If anything, if this is the course of action we feel we need to take, we should ban margaritas and daiquiris and any other drink that tastes sweet. And beer, too, because letâ€™s face it: beer is delicious and makes people like me want to drink way too much of it. Indeed, many people do. Many other people donâ€™t.
Then again, I find the fact that we have to be twenty-one to drink legally insulting as well.
Absolutely (although I personally don’t actually enjoy beer that much). And I love the tag on this:
Again, I will reassert my belief that Americans have the right to be stupid â€“ at least until their stupidity infringes someone elseâ€™s life or liberty. Personally, I wouldnâ€™t touch Four Loko with a ten foot pole but damnit Iâ€™ll at the very least write a blog post defending your right to do so.