most 13 year olds dont want to drink beer anyway.
then you have a waiter/bartender’s disgression to serve. i work in a sports bar so i have the bar and resturaunt all in one and trust me once people start acting too drunk they get shut off right away, and its a laid back place too. no one would serve a 13 year more than a beer…if that. shit, im 21, 200 pounds and i get buzzed off a Guiness, yes ONE (i hardly drink anymore).
when i was 13 my family would always let me try their drinks when we went out.
like i said alcohol is an acquired taste anyway and i doubt these kids who live off of Coke and Mountain Dew are gonna have the pallete to drink even a light beer.
and AGAIN no one is going to let a kid get drunk, maybe theyre 16 or 17, you want a beer? fine who cares. youre telling me an 18 year old cant have a damn beer but he can jump out of a plane with an M16 in a warzone?
the other thing that bugs me is that when you ban alcohol you make the window for hardcore drugs much bigger. cant find anyone to get you beer? its alright cause you can call Joey who sells synthetic heroin and he really doesnt give a shit if you can drink, drive, or buy cigarettes.
education is the answer. you let kids know early on what it is, how much they should drink and hell if theyre gonna go buckwild with it let them get it out of their system early.
i was drinking when i was 16-17 years old, bad too, i drank cheap $10 for a half gallon of Vodka stuff. drank it every day. was it smart? no. was it good that my friends mom bought it for us anytime and didnt care how much we drank? no. but i was 17 then out of school, no job, nothing so it wasnt like i had anything to compromise either. i stayed sober for a year after because i didnt like how i acted when i was really drunk. now here i am 21, school, job, the whole 9 and i might have a couple beers in a WEEK if im lucky.
i still have half a bottle of Jager in my fridge from Haloween i havent touched. i actually wonder if its still there??
point is that if youre gonna be a fool with alcohol its better to do it under the supervision of a RESPONSIBLE adult and not when youre in at your first year of college, dont know what the fuck to do with the lack of supervision except get piss drunk every night like i did back when i was a kid, except now you can get expelled from school or wind up in jail.