Should parents be held legally responsible for hosting parties where alcohol is served to underage drinkers?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 15, 2007
“I think that if it’s a safe environment that’s under control, then I don’t think they should get in any legal trouble.”
“Yes. If your parents knowingly help you break the law, that’s not setting a good example. If anything, it’s worse than if the kids do it behind their back.”
“Absolutely. It’s their house, and they should be legally responsible for what happens there.”
“Yes. They’re contributing to the delinquency of minors according to the law. Of course, I think that if you’re old enough to go get shot in Iraq, you should be able to walk into any bar and get a beer. But if they’re underage, they’re underage.”