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Alcohol & Drinking

A continuation of I'm drunk.

... your crusade against those who drink....

My objection is not to drinking alcohol, per se. I am objecting to drinking in excess, ie; getting drunk, because of the harm that it causes, because of the harm that it causes other people besides the drinker.

My second objection is to encouraging others to drink to excess, ie; get drunk, for the same reason. In fact, I believe there should be a law against it. Because of the harm that excessive drinking does to other people besides the drinker.

I also object to boasting about drunkeness. I believe that it falls under the category of the second objection.

Wow, this is yielding some interesting nuggets. I've thought this many times before, but it's never been so clear to me. I might have to thank you all for encouraging me to simplify and clarify my thinking.

theodamas:
THIS is what I wanted to know. Thank you for finally clarifying it! The question I have is: you object to drunkenness and drinking culture but not necessarily with a person drinking in the first place...where is the line in your mind? Would it be different for each person based on tolerance/history/predisposition/family responsibilities? ie How could drinking to excess be made illegal if alcohol is still legal?

Kinda funny, isn't it, how pretty much everyone who wants moral decisions to be regulated envisions THEIR OWN viewpoints being enforced! Those who think personal choice 'doesn't cut it', for matters that might or might not affect other people, would undoubtedly feel differently if anyone *else's* views were gonna be enforced...

Drinking a moderate amount of red wine (a glass a day for women, & two a day for men) has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack by 30-50%... so I say we make it mandatory! By selfishly avoiding your daily cocktail you are putting yourself at higher risk for heart problems, which could drain society's health care resources and lead to longer lines at the emergency room. Also, without the daily consumption of a mild relaxant, you're just AWFULLY tense and cranky, which can lead to mental health issues for those around you.

(Still sound like a good idea to legislate this personal choice?)  >:D

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As per my view drinking alcohol is not so bad. It's a like medicine but we people use alcohol unnecessarily so it's become as rumor as our surroundings. If we drink alcohol standing on limit, it is too good for our health. I use to take red wine twice in week. I read on some newspaper and magazine that the man/woman who uses red wine daily his/her chances to be of heart attach will be low more then from 30% to 50%

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Drinking a moderate amount of red wine (a glass a day for women, & two a day for men) has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack by 30-50%... so I say we make it mandatory! By selfishly avoiding your daily cocktail you are putting yourself at higher risk for heart problems, which could drain society's health care resources and lead to longer lines at the emergency room. Also, without the daily consumption of a mild relaxant, you're just AWFULLY tense and cranky, which can lead to mental health issues for those around you.

(Still sound like a good idea to legislate this personal choice?)  >:D

I'd totally vote for you  ;)b

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There are a lot of very good view points here.

On one hand, alcohol should be illegal because it affects others in a negative way when it isn't done in moderation: physical abuse to children and spouces, killing of innocent people in alcohol related accidents, essentially suicide by those who do drink heavily for years and years.

On the other hand: why should it be illegal because a few people take it too far?  Where do you draw the line, should we illegalize fast food because some people become obese, or how about plastic bags, because young children can get ahold of them and kill themselves? 

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i think alcohol is the allsum.  and i support the industry.  i support it a lot.

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