There was a time long long ago when Long Island was a conservative bastion outside the influences of the City of New York with all its nanny state liberalism...Increasingly, folks in Suffolk County have become the most nanny-like, now considering establishing a 19 year old drinking age for energy drinks.
Concern over the caffeine boost is driving the call for a drinking age for high test soda pop. Wonder how it will be enforced ? Will there be a Suffolk County Sugary Drink Authority with all sorts of patronage jobs ?
If this is going to happen, make it 21 like alcohol. Its easier to enforce. Whatever age it is teens will get their Red Bull. I mean really, if an 18 year old standing outside the Nice n' Easy asks you to buy them a Monster, are you going to turn them down ?
You shouldn't, but once you are caught in a soda sting and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and have your name all over the Internet, you would think twice about buying it...and you certainly wouldn't allow your kids friends over for a sleepover and let them have a sugary drink. CPS would be a knockin' in no time.
I'm glad I came of age in an era when there was a modicum of freedom left.
Teens blast proposal to enact minimum drinking age for energy drinks | Mail Online