The traditional power hour most new 21-year-olds celebrate could soon come to an end.I've always shook my head at the arbitrary nature society chooses to place chronology on certain events. At 18 society can hold you accountable to defend the country, observe laws, both civil and criminal, enter into contracts, and vote. But you have to wait till 21 to drink, and under this legislation, you'll have to wait another 8 hours more.
A new bill (HF 1226) introduced in the Minnesota House last week would prohibit 21-year-olds from drinking at midnight on their birthdays. Individuals would have to wait until 8 a.m. instead.
The chief author of the bill, Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, said the purpose is to prevent deaths because of excessive drinking of alcohol by young adults.