Wednesday, August 20, 2008

College Presidents - Genius

From Fox News, "College presidents from about 100 of the nation's best-known universities, including Duke, Dartmouth and Ohio State, are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, saying current laws actually encourage dangerous binge drinking on campus.(emphasis mine)

"This is a law that is routinely evaded," said John McCardell, former president of Middlebury College in Vermont who started the organization. "It is a law that the people at whom it is directed believe is unjust and unfair and discriminatory."

So if people are going to break the law, and worse yet, think it is unfair, the best thing to do is to get rid of the law. That way, people will not be lawbreakers. Do they teach logic in the class to become College President?

18 year olds with the right to drink alcohol. - Yeah, nothing could possibly go wrong with that one.


John said...

The love of money is the root of all evil. If the legal age is 21 the college can be liable for not enforcing the law, leading to multi million dollar lawsuits. If the age is 18 they are relieved of all liability. So what if millions of 18 year old's suffer and die because of it. Think of the money that will be saved.

Arthur Sido said...

My first year at Ohio State (pre-Christian) I was never carded at campus bars, and I was clearly not 21. The drinking laws have nothing to do with binge drinking as it is not really a barrier, it is all an issue of a cultural problem.

That sort of deep thinking is why college presidents get paid those huge salaries.