Voice Card  -  Volume 32  -  Suzanne Card Number 2  -  Tue, Jul 12, 1994 3:13 PM

This is a response to VC 31 Roger 4 ("License drinking")...

It's interesting to think of a license being required for something like drinking. Licenses are usually required for equipment people operate or professional practices that could directly harm others if the licensed person were improperly trained or irresponsible. With alcohol, the potential harmful effects on others are indirect; i.e., a person drinks it and then decides to act as a result of its influence.

I can't quite decide if I like this idea or not. While it seems kind of overregulating, at the same time a lot of people are not responsible about their behavior when they drink. What kinds of criteria would you propose to use to determine whether the license would be renewed or denied each year? Would alcohol awareness training be required?