Drinking with parents: New bill targe...

Drinking with parents: New bill targets Wisconsin law allowing mino...

There are 18 comments on the Fox6 story from Aug 19, 2009, titled Drinking with parents: New bill targets Wisconsin law allowing mino.... In it, Fox6 reports that:

Children could no longer belly up to the bar in Wisconsin under a bill that supporters said Wednesday would go a long way toward reversing what they say is the state's high tolerance for binge drinking.

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maggie

Bessemer, MI

#1 Jun 2, 2010
I think the bill is good that it allows 18 yr. olds to still drink with their parents. I never did agree with younger than that being allowed. An 18 yr.old is treated as an adult in every other law there is so I feel the drinking age should be 18 also. THe arguement is that they are not responsible enough. But yet, check out the age of our enlistees in our armed forces. I have had the opportunity to be witness 18, 19 , and 20 yr. olds indulging in beer, and have to say most are quite responsible. They have desiganted drivers. It is the older group of drinkers that get the DUI's. I have seen groups of police officers out and they act more foolish than the 18 yr. olds do. And they get in their cars and drive.
larry

Wheeling, IL

#2 Jun 2, 2010
My boys had their first drink, at home, with me, under strict supervision, limits and RULES, at age 16. They followed all of the rules, they discovered what they do and don't like about the various drinks, they ALWAYS use a designated driver when going out, and NEVER allow anyone drinking at their house to leave drunk. This new law is good in that it does set an age limit for public consumption. GOOD LAW
Ho Lee Schitt

Warrington, PA

#3 Jun 3, 2010
It is common all over Europe for kids to drink wine at home with meals. You Americans sure have some funny 'morals.' You think nothing of giving an 18 year old a gun, sending him/her/ halfway around the world to slaughter human beings and you are worried about kids having a few drinks?? Weird, very weird!!
freddy

Kingsland, GA

#4 Jun 3, 2010
As a bar owner...
I WILL NOT serve anyone without an I.D.. You come in with your 16-year-old and say, "This is my kid", and I say "prove it". Then, you whip out a birth cert with no picture of "your kid"...I still have no proof. Under 15 (drivers license) cannot by law sign for an ID. No proof, no drinkie.
patron

Sussex, WI

#5 Jun 7, 2010
freddy wrote:
As a bar owner...
I WILL NOT serve anyone without an I.D.. You come in with your 16-year-old and say, "This is my kid", and I say "prove it". Then, you whip out a birth cert with no picture of "your kid"...I still have no proof. Under 15 (drivers license) cannot by law sign for an ID. No proof, no drinkie.
so what if you know who they are? Do you still serve the minor then??
freddy

Kingsland, GA

#6 Jun 10, 2010
patron wrote:
<quoted text>
so what if you know who they are? Do you still serve the minor then??
Read the FIRST LINE! You're so quick to pop yer load, do you even READ these posts first???
patron

Sussex, WI

#7 Jun 12, 2010
freddy wrote:
<quoted text>
Read the FIRST LINE! You're so quick to pop yer load, do you even READ these posts first???
is there a reason you're jumping down my throat? I asked a simple question with out yelling, yet you jumped down my throat with a answer.
freddy

Kingsland, GA

#8 Jun 12, 2010
It's a CONSPIRACY!
patron

Sussex, WI

#9 Jun 14, 2010
Since you couldnt answer my question apparently, I'm going to assume you have served people you know that were underage and if you say you havent, your a outright liar. Judging from your posts all over the forums, I highly doubt your even a bar owner. Just some useless bartender!
Susan

Milwaukee, WI

#10 Jun 15, 2010
It's about time someone did something about this. Parents these days are clearly not responsible enough to do the right thing for their kids. KUDOS to teh state! Kids do NOT belong sitting in front of a bar in the first place!
Amy

Sussex, WI

#11 Jun 15, 2010
I've taken my kids to the bar numerous times(granted they dont drink at all, they have root beer)..My husband grew up in bars(his whole family owned bars) and he turned out to be pretty dam responsible. Teach them how to behave and do it responsibly and it wont be a problem in the future!

Since: Apr 10

Omaha, NE

#12 Jun 15, 2010
Right, Susan. Parents aren't capable of raising their kids anymore. Let the government do it, they know what is best for us. Right after they are born we can just drop them off at state facilities to be raised until they are 18. Then they will be model liberal citizens. Or we could all just back off and let the parents raise their kids like they did in the old days, without everyone else interfering.
Friend

Fond Du Lac, WI

#13 Jun 15, 2010
What about the people that go bar-hopping with friends? Do you really want to waste double the gas for you to get dropped off, for the ride home(minor), for them to pick you up and move you, and then for them to go home again? Think about it. You would be better off having a minor sitting in a bar drinking soda, waiting for you, rather than paying twice the gas for them to stay out of a bar.
Susan

Milwaukee, WI

#14 Jun 16, 2010
Spalding wrote:
Right, Susan. Parents aren't capable of raising their kids anymore. Let the government do it, they know what is best for us. Right after they are born we can just drop them off at state facilities to be raised until they are 18. Then they will be model liberal citizens. Or we could all just back off and let the parents raise their kids like they did in the old days, without everyone else interfering.
That would be great...if only they would do that. These kids are a product of their parents and how they were raised...it's ridiculous the lack of manners, responsibility, morals and respect parents are instilling their kids these days. Makes me sick!

Since: Apr 10

Omaha, NE

#15 Jun 17, 2010
Susan, I would agree that some parents are idiots. I've seen some good kids at their core screwed up by parents but the government telling us how to raise our kids isn't going to be any better.
Kelsey

Baraboo, WI

#16 Jul 22, 2010
Amy wrote:
I've taken my kids to the bar numerous times(granted they dont drink at all, they have root beer)..My husband grew up in bars(his whole family owned bars) and he turned out to be pretty dam responsible. Teach them how to behave and do it responsibly and it wont be a problem in the future!
Exactly!!! I am 18 and I have grown up going to bars with my parents and I'm doing just fine, I'm not an alcoholic and I don't binge drink because my parents instilled in me responsible drinking.
My parents let me drink at home all the time because sorry I'm 18, I'm an adult I'm gonna drink and they would rather me drink at home where they know I am safe.
If anyone thinks that my parents are raising a problem child, well tell me this do I sound like a problem; I was on honor roll all through out high school, I am in college already to get my CNA, I an going to get my Bachelors Degree in Nursing and paramedics license so I can become a Medflight Nurse. So yeah it sounds like my parents have been really irresponsible and have ruined my life by taking me to the bars and letting me drink at home. God forbid that they taught me how to drink responsibly.
GREENDALE STINKS

Fort Atkinson, WI

#17 Jul 22, 2010
THIS MATTRESS WAS DONATED FROM A GREENDALE FAMILY.
Devilsadvocate

Roscoe, IL

#18 Jul 23, 2010
The idea that all liquor should be banned till 21 then by some magical power the new 21 year old will know the pitfalls of drinking, is do gooder nonsense. Parents need to retain the right to teach kids about the problems associated with drinking before 21. That way the new 21 year old will be able to protect themselves from the problems associated with drinking. To be forewarned is to be forearmed as the old saying goes.

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