Daniel Webster

Politician Daniel Webster once commented that, “liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.” He was not talking about alcohol use, but his words could not be more appropriate, especially when considering college drinking and regulation.┬áCollege campuses can be battle grounds with regards to alcohol. Alumni fondly recall the fun they had and students envy their stories while administrators work tirelessly to keep students safe and on task. Yet safety might not be such a battle if administrators, RAs, peer advisors, parents, and the like were able to communicate–honestly–about responsible consumption. Because when the conversation turns from restriction to liberty with wholesome restraint, the results may also turn.



One Response to “Daniel Webster”

  1. Edwin Bonilla Says:

    If the drinking age is lowered to 18 with laws and rules that discourage alcohol abuse by young people, then this liberty would be justified.