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The ´Footloose´ Fix
New York Post, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

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Posted By:Judy W., 2/25/2013 4:36:01 PM

Republicans do badly with young voters, and one of the main reasons is that they’re seen as uncool. This is probably unfair — it’s not Republicans who are imposing college speech codes on students — but it’s the perception. As a reader of my blog named Jeff Wimble wrote: “Everything comes down to the movie ‘Footloose.’ For a large majority of people, the political question is, ‘How would the sanctimonious preacher from the movie ‘Footloose’ feel about this subject?’ They answer the question, and then take the opposite position.

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My favorite of his proposals is to lower the drinking age to 18. As he says, raising the age only made drinking problems worse for 18-21 year olds, as they can´t drink in public. That makes sense. But trying to be cool just for the sake of attracting young people will only lead to selling out your principles in the end.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: schnapps, 2/25/2013 5:10:51 PM     (No. 9195823)

Agree. Lower the drinking age to 18 and raise the voting age to when the young voter starts paying income taxes.


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