I need civilization to continue and alcohol use has always and continues to facilitate that, all moves to use government force to cut joyful socialization is a threat to the collective and to me.
My goodness, how has the Islamic world continued to survive at all, given the fact that Muslims do not consume alcohol.
And why is your idea of "joyful celebration" binge drinking--and when a 180 lb man consumes 4 drinks, or more, in an hour, to get to a .08 BAC level, you're talking about binge drinking. You're a little long in the tooth to be glorifying a college frat party lifestyle, and the sort of excessive alcohol consumption that's even unwise at the age of 18 or 19.
You still don't get it, Hawkeye. This issue isn't about the government trying to limit your drinking or interfering with your "joyful celebration" if that involves getting drunk. It's about promoting responsible driving--when people should be behind the wheel and when they shouldn't. It's about trying to reduce automobile accidents, injuries, and deaths, as much as possible. Because you feel you "benefit from drinking and driving," and you'd be personally inconvenienced by having to rely on a designated driver, or an alternate means of transportation, after you've been drinking, that hardly eclipses a very valid public safety issue that goes way beyond you, and your whining about it only points up your chutzpah, self-centeredness, and overly-inflated sense of self importance and entitlement.
Your constant predictions of the end of civilization are becoming rather tedious, adding to the fact they've always been silly. Last week you told us civilization was coming to an end because you felt the younger generation was lazy. You went into another rant because you felt the salt content in the mixed nuts you bought had been lowered by the "salt Nazis", without really knowing whether the salt content had actually been reduced. And now you feel civilization will end if someone has to limit their alcohol intake, by only about another drink per hour, in order to drive legally, if the BAC level is reduced from .08 to .05.
Most of the world already has a legal BAC driving limit below .08--with good reason--this isn't something the U.S. government has dreamed up because it's either "puritanical", anti-alcohol, or determined to deprive you
, specifically, of the pleasure of getting drunk before you drive. And civilization and "joyful socialization" is alive and thriving in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, and all the other parts of the globe where the legal BAC driving limit is below .08.
Your usual Chicken Little routine is just plain absurd, particularly regarding this topic..