An 18 year old Stephen F. Austin student died Sunday night of alcohol poisoning. Despite years of MADD propaganda and tough underage drinking laws Nikloas Gallegos still chose to consume alcohol. Texas law does not stop young adults from drinking, only from drinking responsibly in public.
MADD likes to argue that the 21 drinking age stops drunk driving. MADD should acknowledge their role in causing deaths from binge drinking.
When you are under 21 you have a tendency to treat every party with booze as your last. Instead of legislating alcohol abstinence we need to allow young adults the freedom to learn to use alcohol responsibly.