To the editor:
Due to not being able to attend the Oct. 13 meeting, I would like to voice my opinion on the new social hosting ordinance some are trying to pass about supplying a place for underage drinking.
First of all, we as parents hope and pray our children will not drink anywhere and would be perfect children.
Well, unfortunately, this is not always the case. I do not care what people say; if a minor wants to drink, they will find a way or a place. It might even be in your own home without your knowledge. And why would you ever suspect or condone this?
Come on, folks. Let's get real.
When our children become a certain age and as they walk out that door, we pray they will make the right choices, but they do not always and that does not make us bad parents. When we go to bed at night, there is no guarantee they will make the right choices, either in your home or out in public, even though we wish they would. Let's be real. Unfortunately, what our children do is sometimes out of our control. This does not make us bad parents. There is no perfect human.
Another thing to think about.
Who is classified as between the ages of 18 and 21? A minor or an adult?
You are required to register for the military services to fight for your country on the frontline if called upon. You are able to register to vote and pay taxes. You are able to buy a home, get married, have children and even buy tobacco legally.
You are able to do all of these things the same as adults older than 21 can do. If you have chosen to buy a home, as a "minor adult," you would not be able to drink an alcoholic beverage in the privacy of your own home because you are still considered a minor.
Think about it.