Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Someone Think of the Children

A Federal judge has ruled that a Virginian law that bans alcohol advertising in college newspapers violates free speech.
The reasoning behind the decision is that commercial speech is protected by the First Amendment because it doesn't promote anything illegal and isn't misleading. It should further be noted that more than half of the newspapers’ readers are 21 or older.

But, this isn’t just about free speech - it’s also about equality. Why should college students in Virginia be any different than students in other states? Without the temptation of difficult life decisions, such as Pabst Blue Ribbon vs. Yankee Jim Ice vs. studying high-school level material, Virginians are substantially missing out.

So open those floodgates! Watch GPAs steadily decline! Finally, see profits for “value” beer brands skyrocket! The American dream, capitalism, in a nut shell.

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