Perhaps you’ve seen this story about Michigan authorities seizing a 7-year-old boy from his father — he took the kid to a baseball game, bought him a Mike’s Hard Lemonade without realizing it contained alcohol and watched in horror as every authority figure around him demonstrated an appalling lack of common sense:
1) Were Leo a comic book character this youthful trauma would surely result in his maturation into a masked avenger of Americans wronged by an overreaching bureaucracy.
2) I fear for Gretchen Roberts, who admits in print to deliberately allowing her 5-year-old to sip wine. Anyone want to bet her kids grow up to be healthier drinkers than their peers?
3) Social norms sure do change! It used to be that the state gave kids alcohol and people got angry if it was taken away: