Please go read and sign my White House petition

As the debates over gun control have escalated one thing I’ve mentioned several times is that alcohol is responsible for far more overall fatalities as well as more children’s lives cut short than firearms.  I don’t honestly believe alcohol prohibition is a good idea, but if the government is going to arbitrarily ban certain objects under the guise of protecting “the children” their harm reduction should be done in order of priority.  You know, science.

Anyway, I created a petition on the White House site using Joe Biden’s words from earlier today.

Make America safer for children by banning the sale, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages

According to CDC, 75,000 American lives are cut short each year by alcohol abuse. Almost 5,000 are people under 21 years of age. Fatalities related to alcohol abuse are 5 times (500%) higher than homicides with any kind of weapon.

Joe Biden stated, “If your actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking. But I’m convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm’s way if we act responsibly.” Alcohol destroys 8 times more lives each year than gun homicides. Harm prevention should begin with objects most likely to put children in danger.

Responsible alcohol use is a myth. Alcohol kills innocents, destroys families, and exacerbates mental illness. Ban the sale, possession, and use of alcohol. For the children!

Please give me your support on this issue.  I’m quite eager to see the White House’s response.  Is the 21st Amendment repealing prohibition more important than the 2nd Amendment?  Will a ban on certain firearms or magazines be more effective than prohibition?  How were criminals affected during prohibition?  The possibilities are endless.

Tomorrow I’m going to start a petition to end the scourge of backyard swimming pools.  How many innocent children must drown before the government steps in and bans these silent killers?

You can view and sign the petition here: Make America safer for children by banning the sale, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages

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  • http://twitter.com/Ventris Ventris

    I do believe argumentum ad absurdum is far too subtle for the Beltway crowd.

  • http://twitter.com/Ventris Ventris

    I do believe argumentum ad absurdum is far too subtle for the Beltway crowd.

    • jim_m

      It’s not that it is too subtle. It’s that they don’t give a damn what you think and they don’t give a damn about your freedom. Their response to any question regarding their policies is “Because, shut up!”

  • blogagog

    “Please give me your support on this issue.”

    No.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      Freedom’s the right to say “No”, followed by “As long as I’m not breaking a law, mind your own business”…

      • jim_m

        Until the left outlaws saying no. Which is just around the corner.

        • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

          Seems they’re trying, that’s for sure.

  • Wild_Willie

    Baron, Biden said Obama is going to take executive action concerning the 2nd amendment. That says it all. The are openly ignoring the constitution.
    It is a shame people are hurt and killed by guns.
    It is a shame people are hurt and kill themselves because of talking heads.
    But the 1st and 2nd amendment carry the same exact weight. If Obama wants to ignore the second, I say we should shut down the first. ww

    • jim_m

      I think the long term plan by obama is to shut down the 1st as well.

  • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

    Sorry, we tried Prohibition once, with all the best of intentions.

    And the law of unintended consequences gave us massive smuggling, the rise of politically connected gangs, and a whole lot of folks getting poisoned through spiked alcohols sold by bootleggers.

    Seeing it worked so well, let’s not do it again, ‘k?

    (Yep, saw the satire. Sadly, the folks inside the Beltway being reality challenged as they are might see it as something ELSE to fuck us over with.)

    • Conservachef

      Hey, bootlegging also catapulted the Kennedy clan to wealth & prominence, didn’t it? Or am I mistaken?

      • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

        So the story goes. Might be we’d never have heard of them if it weren’t for the 18th Amendment…

  • Phil Snyder

    Don’t give them any more ideas! Remember the same group that is supposed to police firearms also polices alcohol.

  • Paul Hooson

    I support the entire Bill Of Rights, including the 2nd Amendment. Too often government does attempt to abridge freedoms without the prescribed legal process of a constitutional convention or the legal method of amending the constitution. I have real problems when the Supreme Court limits basic freedoms guaranteed by the Bill Of Rights without following the set legal process as well. If some in government really believe certain things to be true, then there is no reason for them to take illegal shortcuts to infringe on basic freedoms.

    As to my personal tastes. I don’t drink, smoke, use any type of drugs, or care to own a gun, I just like motorcycles and having a girlfriend half my age. I’m 57, she’s just 29. Life suits me just fine, thank you.

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