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Several in Shippensburg charged with fake IDs

There are 22 comments on the Public Opinion story from Mar 21, 2011, titled Several in Shippensburg charged with fake IDs. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

State police and Shippensburg borough police cited several for fake IDs over the extended St.

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yahoooo

Mississauga, Canada

#21 Mar 21, 2011
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Hayseed

Geigertown, PA

#22 Mar 22, 2011
Effington wrote:
Hayseed, I have to take some issue with your comparison of "underage" drinking and prostitution (and, quite frankly, I think prostitution should be legal but that's another argument). But it is an apt comparison of a stupid, useless law...
You see, people will drink underage, just as women will sell their bodies. No law is going to stop it - but having it on the books makes people feel better. That's why argue both should be legal - I'm sick of feel-good legislation.
If police and college officials could spend less time and energy chasing around 19-20 year old ADULTS who are drinking, then not only would money be saved, but they could probably exert a little more energy on important things. Things that matter.
I drank underage, and I didn't get caught - because I wasn't stupid. Then again, like you pointed out, it's being taken more seriously now. People want to feel like this stupid law's being enforced, so, once again politics prevails and it's more important to make people feel better than it is to actually protect people.
My point is - having it illegal for 18-20 year olds to drinking isn't solving any problems. And it's creating a few others.
Hey, Eff... I respect your taking issue with my analogy, but you helped to make my point. While both laws may seem rediculous and another way the government controls citizens because... they can, it still doesn't give any young person the right to break laws. When the underage folks choose to drink - they should know that the cup of liquor in their hand is not liberating. Instead, it's just the opposite. You don't fight laws by breaking them.
Regarding prostitution - we are in agreement. I don't think there should be any laws against adults selling just enough of their "stuff" to make a monthly car payment or to put Johnny through school. Hey, the economy is tough). Absolutely, it's immoral. But whose job is it to govern morality?
(I hope my comments are not spiked. I was as delicate with my language as possible).

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