Explain Rocherster’s argument and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with his analysis
Two-thirds of adolescent and adult American drink alcohol, and of those, 8 to 12 percent will become alcoholics or problem drinkers. To combat this huge public-health crisis, we should begin a national system of licensing, with appropriate penalties. Applicants for a drinking license would first be required to study a manual containing basic information about alcohol and the law, much like the driver’s manual we all memorized in high school. Next they would have to pass a written test, after which they would receive a drinking license. License holders, and only license hodiers, would then be able to buy alcoholic beverages (including beer/ Most of the problem drinkers, would, at some point, probably face arrest on alcohol-related offenses. If convicted, they would lose their license. A liquor store or bar caught selling to an unlicensed drinker would lose its license as well.” Earl Rochester
Explain Rochester’s argument and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with his analysis. Support your position, providing reasons and examples from you own experience, observations, or readings. Discuss counterarguments and refute them.