Greenville News Covers SC Rulings

The stack of news coverage of the drinking age debate in South Carolina continues to grow: over the weekend, Ron Barnett of the Greenville News interviewed some local officials about the recent court rulings related to the constitutional question of the drinking age. As we’ve noted before, the state’s constitution deals specifically with the sale of alcohol to young adults under 21, but does not mention possession or consumption. According to Barnett, Aiken County Magistrate Rodger Edmonds’ ruling hinges on the specific language of the constitution:

“Had the people of this state intended to authorize the General Assembly to prohibit any other conduct such as the possession, consumption, use or transfer of alcohol by a person 18 years of age or older, this could have been easily accomplished by merely including these words.”

Have you seen any more coverage of the South Carolina rulings? Let us know in the comments section.

One Response to “Greenville News Covers SC Rulings”

  1. Edwin Says:

    Since South Carolina is debating whether those aged 18-20 to have the right of possessing alcohol, then South Carolina must allow that all of those aged 18-20 allow them to possess alcohol. The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol education program. The drinking age is ageist, but the possession of alcohol should along with the age of majority. Every state must at least allow those 18-20 to possess alcohol and allow them to consume alcohol responsibily as a right.