America has a deadly drinking problem, which is getting worse, especially among the young.
A November 1 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that “an estimated 1 in 8 deaths among U.S. adults aged 20 to 64 years were attributable to excessive alcohol use, including 1 in 5 deaths among adults aged 20 to 49 years.” And things have gotten worse with COVID..
This should be the impetus for Congress to tap the breaks on a measure that would allow the U.S. Postal Service to deliver alcohol to people’s homes. Doing so will literally play into the hands of tech-savvy teenagers who will no doubt be able to place online orders and commandeer a good deal of the deliveries, no matter the safeguards.
Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler discusses this in an Op-Ed in InsideSources DC Journal here.
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