Really, AMR did that? I would have thought him the least likely to abuse whatever privleges he has..
AMR has publicly stated that he rid TOL of some of his writing that he later regretted and found untenable in advance. I think that's commendable. Now someone erasing posts or threads to hide from responsibility is another thing entirely.
I believe the law should actually allow those under the age of 20/21 [when the brain finishes fully developing] should be allowed to drink under the supervision of responsible adults. However, we should not allow children to come to harm. And alcohol consumption will harm those whose brains are underdeveloped at young ages. So, where do we draw the line?
Maybe so, but in many cases one drink leads to another, leads to another, etc. Especially in those too underdeveloped to know when they've had enough before it's too much. It is easier if the law is a little cautionary in order to prevent crime ahead of time.
And seat belt laws protect your family from you dying in a car crash, for instance. They are no different than helmet laws in most regards.
Getting drunk is drunkenness. Are you talking about getting buzzed? For those under the age wherein their brains have fully formed any impairment to function is immoral because they are already horrible at making proper decisions on big issues when sober.
And seat belt laws are about protecting others from the consequences of your stupidity and/or arrogance.