Front page story in Wisconsin Gannett newspapers reports how politicians from the Fox Valley treat home owners and young adults.
"A new law has closed Wisconsin's "social host" loophole and could allow local law enforcement to once again go after parents who enable underage drinking... Now, a recently-passed state law gives municipalities the authority to pursue these cases again." [Story here: http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/story/news/2017/12/21/punishment-underage-party-hosts-reinstated-law-closes-loophole/969422001/ ]
“Fixed” a “loophole? The social hosting laws are nuts.
- “Underage” drinkers refers to young adults aged 18-20. They have reached the age of majority. They aren’t hurting anyone.
- Telling parents or anyone else that they can’t decide who is invited to a party on their property or what refreshments may be served is just wrong.
- If the young adults are prevented from attending a supervised party in someone’s home, what are the chances that they may find an unsupervised venue? Unintended consequences?
The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin, the Party of Principle, thinks Wisconsin has enough punishment. We need more common sense in Madison.
The LPWI Platform: http://www.lpwi.org/platform
We seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals control their own lives and are never forced to compromise their values or sacrifice their property. We believe that no conflict exists between civil order and individual rights and that individuals, groups, or governments should not initiate force against other individuals, groups, or governments.
Because only actions that infringe on the rights of others can properly be termed "crimes", we favor the repeal of federal, state, and local laws restricting our fundamental freedom to govern our own lives. In particular, we advocate:
- The repeal of laws regarding a minimum drinking age which are in conflict with the legally recognized age for maturity and responsibility.