It seems that the Nanny State Elites want to put nutrition labels on beer and wine. Okay, I guess that is consistent with requiring it on my Snickers bar, that is to say, nonsense. I don’t drink at all so it won’t effect me directly. Indirectly it will extend the tentacles of the government monster and make it more powerful.
What I thought was typical was the logic that these control freaks used. A group of nine college students ended up in the emergency room because they drank too much. Most of us would shake our heads and say, “Kids these days!” Some might volunteer to be designated drivers. Not these folks. They say it was ignorance. If the kids had just realized how much alcohol was in the drinks they would have known when to say “no”. I quote:
“Maybe if the standard drinks per container had been required to appear on the labels, they wouldn’t have made that mistake.”Right.
The author has more smarts than this entire group of experts. She responds,
“It’s more likely that college students would use such labels to select drinks with the highest levels of caffeine and alcohol.”The two organizations that are National Consumers League (NCL) and the Center for Science in the Public Interest. You might want to stop by their websites and share how you feel about their concern.
homo unius libri