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Adults at age 18

August 23, 2015
Estherville News

Letter to the Editor:

I couldn't help but notice that during Sweet Corn Days, 19 and 20 year- olds had no place to attend a dance. That is, unless they borrowed someone's ID, or managed to sneak in by another way. This only proves to me the awful truth, that a young person can go to war and give his life for our country, but cannot legally drink.

I am not in favor of young people drinking, but a law that is unenforceable needs to be changed. All should be considered an adult in every way when they turn 18. The same way, during Prohibition, my dad (in Chicago) wanted to serve a drink at a dinner party. He told me he had to sneak to someone who knew someone who knew someone to meet in a secret place to purchase a bottle of wine. That law did get changed. Thankfully. I plan to send a copy of this letter to our two representatives in Des Moines. How about YOU?

Carol Johnson-Miller




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