Originally Posted by GloucesterChief
I don't believe in punishment when someone else's rights haven't been infringed or they haven't been damaged. That is like banning guns, knives, and baseball bats because there is a chance that the person owning them may hurt themselves or others.
Now, this isn't to say that driving drunk is at all a good idea. I, and most people, consider it immoral. I am fine with public pressure against drunk driving. I don't think that government should be able to punish you for something in which there was no victim.
They aren't trying to ban alcohol, they are trying to punish an act while under the influence of alcohol.
Carrying your gun through town = good
Shooting your gun randomly in town = bad
Drinking = good
Drinking and driving = bad