Alcohol should be a privilege, not a right

Alcohol should be a privilege, not a right I've just read an article by Mr. Brian Kellett, a former accident and emergency ambulance nurse from London, England, published in February 2012, in The Guardian, titled, "Give people a drinking licence and tak

I’ve just read an article by Mr. Brian Kellett, a former accident and emergency ambulance nurse from London, England, published in February 2012, in The Guardian, titled, “Give people a drinking licence and take it away if they cause enough damage.”

It’s subtitled “I’ve worked in ambulances and am sick of seeing people on alcohol without having to face the consequences.”

I’m not an ambulance attendant, nurse, policeman, doctor, lawyer or member of any profession dealing with the outrageously expensive consequences of ethanol overuse. Mr. Kellett was a paramedic responding to Prime Minister David Cameron’s “call for innovative solutions” to the United Kingdom’s ethanol scourge.

Read my “Time to Restrict Booze” and Brian Kellett’s piece, both available on the ‘Net. What aggressively innovative solutions do you have?

Christian Torbik

Whitehorse

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