Monday, February 04, 2008

Bill proposes change in SC drinking age for solidiers

State Rep. Fletcher Smith, D-Greenville, is trying to jar loose from a House subcommittee a bill that would exempt military personnel ages 18 to 20 from the state's minimum age for purchasing and possessing alcoholic beverages of 21.

"It treats our military personnel like the adults and heroes we say they are," Smith said. "If you can take a shot on the battlefield, you ought to be able to take a shot in a bar."

The Greenville News has this story.

1 comment:

Helvidius said...

Finally, the moment I've waited for since my first semester Con Law class--overturning South Dakota v. Dole. Fletcher Smith is one principled federalist.