Henry Vilas wrote:Are you also against regulation and taxation on alcohol and tobacco? What about age limits for those who have not reached adulthood?
Btw, I am for lower the age to purchase alcohol to 18. Same with gambling.
"Sin taxes" should be abolished. If there must be a sales tax (which is another argument), then all products, including "bad" ones like tobacco and alcohol, should be taxed at the same rate. All blue laws should be repealed - selling alcohol should not require a license or other permit, and there should be no restrictions on time/day of sale. Why are retail alcohol sales prohibited after 9pm in Madison?
Minimally, the age for alcohol purchases should be changed to 18 years. I don't really have any moral problems with people even younger purchasing or consuming alcohol, but due to the nature of our legal system (which makes minors something other than fully-independent individuals) I'm not sure I would suggest that kids be allowed to purchase alcohol without first making other legal changes.