This is one of my biggest problems with todays society. It's been proven that America has awful drinking problems, and a lot points to the fact that it's so taboo, whereas like you said, in other countries it's no big deal. Anytime you put a "forbidden fruit" idea around anything, people are going to want to try it, especially young people. My only thing with this is, I think it should be 18, not any age. In theory, a parent in Wisconsin could take their 13 year old out for a few beers with dinner? Fuck that.
I agree. When I was in high school, we snuck around our parents to drink and it seems that something always happened, whether it was someone ended up puking their guts out, something was broken, or someone woke up the next morning hating their best friend. Senior year, when some parents stopped giving a shit and let 25 of my friends hang out in the basement and drink all night, hardly anything ever happened. Plus, you knew if you were in that basement that night, you were NOT driving home.
This isn't "silly," this is the most fucking retarded thing I've heard in a long ass time, and that's saying a lot. Fuck, in third grade we'd get in trouble after three strikes for whispering to our friend. Here, we have people driving drunk and they get FOUR chances before they get a felony on their record for doing one of the most dangerous (and endangering to others) things you can possibly do. Mind boggling.
I couldn't give two shits if someone wants to get in a car and drive drunk if no one else was around them, but this situation isn't the reality. When someone gets in a car drunk and decides to drive around and potentially endanger myself or family, friends, or other responsible people, then I have a huge problem with it. So should the state of Wisconsin.