If I were in college right now, I would disagree with the point of view I’m about to reveal. However, I’m a panicky Jew who just wants his post-midnight roads free of drunken idiots.
In an effort to reduce the excessive amount of drunk driving in Boston, the Massachusetts State House agreed to extend public transportation service hours from 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
In the past, the MBTA stopped its service around 12:30 a.m. And Bars close at 2:00 am in Boston. In part, this was because the powers that be in the Taxi industry were in cahoots with our State Legislature. Less money for the MBTA means more money for Taxis.
This meant that thousands of college kids and young adults were left looking for a cab, or trying to save money and driving home drunk.
Now with an extended MBTA service, those thousands of drunk drivers will instead be able to take the subway home cheaply and, more importantly, safely–assuming that the trolley driver isn’t drunk.
Unfortunately the State House looked backwards on this issue…
If it truly cared for the safety of our young adults, then instead of extending the trolley hours from 2:00 a.m to 3:00 a.m., it would ask bars and restaurants to close at 1:00 a.m., rather than 2:00 a.m. Just like Providence, Rhode Island.
Granted, mob members and corrupt bar owners may have gotten in the way of their logic, but if members of the State House were as educated as college students in Boston, then they would say as NFL Coach Herm Edwards once said, “Nothing good happens after midnight.”
There is no reason for any human being to be partying past midnight, let alone 1:00 a.m.
I feel that once again the State House made a decision based on the sanctity of the city’s wallet, rather than the safety of our public.
This is a portion from Herm Edwards’ three-part speech to young adults, a speech that can apply to any teenager, college kid, or college graduate.