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  •  Legalized alcohol provides precedent. (2+ / 0-)
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    kbman, splashy

    Not sure why this would be any different.  Oh, there are always going to be holes in the net; like the kids back in high school who always managed to get a keg to the party (how did they do that?), but we're already not stopping that sort of thing, and there is no reason to think we're ever going to get any better at it.

    I get that parents often want to make the world safe for their children, like Frigg tried to do for Baldur or Thetis for Achilles, but this impulse is an irrational basis for policy, and is doomed to failure in any event.

    The more interesting question from my angle is why we feel so compelled to vilify pleasure itself.  We're very Puritanical like that.

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