Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Old Enough to Fight, Old Enough to Drink
Republicans are supposed to stand for limited government, freedom and federalism, but it was under a Republican administration—and a Republican transportation secretary, Elizabeth Dole—that states were forced to raise their age limits or face financial penalties. That was before the tea party, though. Perhaps today, when Republican leaders across the board are singing the praises of limited government, it is time for them to put their money where their mouths are and support an end to the federal drinking-age mandate.
This would be a great issue for a Republican nominee for president to take up. Besides, 18-20 year old