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11-16-2012, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by guinness View Post
However most people that age probably didn't attempt to drive...if he understands the concequences, he should pay the concequences.

The reason states like MI and CA have super drunk laws (forgot that MI is 0.17), is to try and discourage that behavior. I'd feel bad for Sheahan to a point, but I don't believe in making excuses or that boys will be boys, once he decided to get behind the wheel. He took a dumb risk, and now he'll have to man up to it.
I don't feel bad for him really. I'm also not making an excuse for him.

But boys will be boys ... well, that's just a fact of life. Boys will be boys. Girls will be girls. Youth will be youth.

I just think it's unfair to suggest he's some kind of "bad apple" or that he's an idiot.

I don't know many people who had their priorities in perfect order at 20 years old. In fact, anyone who had a 40-year-old's priorities at 20 is someone who I regarded with suspicion.

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