The folly of ‘banning’

A great post yesterday from When Falls the Coliseum on banning drinking games for children to keep them from drinking.

Because most of the kids playing beer pong and quarters and asshole are certainly buying drinking game sets and not just playing drinking games. And once they can’t buy the sets, there’s no way they’ll play beer pong, which requires obscure items like cups and a ping-pong table. And there’s no way they’ll play quarters, unless they can somehow get their hands on a quarter. And playing asshole is out of the question, because only the rich kids have a deck of cards.

My only additional comment:  While pretty much anyone can see how remarkably stupid this legislation is, we continue to support the use of force to ban any number of other things, also quite stupidly.

Link via Reason

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Husband, lifter, MBA in Baltimore, MD. Will post about Powerlifting, politics, Classical Liberalism, Economics, building wealth, self improvement, productivity, heavy music, wine, food, beer, and almost anything else. View all posts by Paul Stagg

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