What parents need to know now about the new Social Host Laws
Ouch! David Hampton, editorial director of Jackson, Mississippi’s Clarion Ledger newspaper, — who call themselves “The Real Mississippi” — believes the new Mississippi-wide Social Host Law is all about “Parents who want to be ‘the cool mom and dad’ rather than the ‘responsible’ ones.” We think he’s missing the point. Good Social Host Laws are about stopping criminal behavior; they should never be a means for state governments to pass laws just to change parenting styles. What do you think?
To read the original editorial:
Teen drinking: ‘Social host’ outlawed – The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com – April 8, 2011 – Editorial