Friday, September 17, 2010

Hoist a cold one for the military!

Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., has said there is support among military leaders for proposed legislation to allow service members under 21 to drink beer and wine at base restaurants and clubs.

Kingston said military brass are reluctant to publicly express their opinion, but that they unofficially agree with the proposal.

Kingston said he plans to hold public meetings on the issue. The legislation would prohibit the consumption of alcohol anywhere other than designated establishments on bases.
Kingston said about 60 percent of sailors serving on nuclear submarines are between the ages of 18 and 22, and active-duty soldiers have a 90 percent chance of being sent to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Army Times

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps as you have noted the time has come to show respect for our service persons as adult human beings. What is the difference between saying '21 be it to buy it' and "We don't serve Negroes here"? Did the same type of mentality create both humiliating signs-'its all for your own good', you know. To serve and to be served, is it about equal treatment under the law-does being old enough to vote and join the Services mean you are an adult in law and in fact?

    As for driving while intoxicated-in France the offenders' car is confiscated & sold at public auction as well as heavy fine and loss of license. Second offenders-the same and they can never drive a vehicle again for the rest of their lives. Hardship? Take the bus and other public transit-you have earned it by your behaviours.


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