Drunk Drivers: The Bigger Underlying Problem

By David J. Stewart

       A young Texas man named Reggie, who was only 18-years of age at the time, had one drink too many in September of 1999 when he decided to drink and drive. He ended up killing two youths and horribly injuring and disfiguring a young woman only 20-years old. Jacqui is the true victim in all of this. The whole ordeal is tragic and sad.

The company that made the beer, the store that sold the beer, the person who provided the beer to an underage drinker (Reggie) should all be held legally responsible. Such accountability would shut down the beer industry overnight (Amen to that!)

Amidst the widely varied opinions many people have concerning this particular case, most people fail to address the core issue... a society that glamorizes and promotes a culture of booze and partying. The kid was only 18 for crying out loud. What Reggie did was wrong, but where did he get the booze, and who or what motivated him to get drunk? There are bigger fish to fry than Reggie. I'm not saying the matter should be let go, not at all. What needs to happen is that the community needs to hold the beer companies and sellers accountable. Kids should be taught not to drink alcohol at all. You can't take two drinks if you don't take the first.

Ever heard the song, "Somebody" by Toby Keith? The lyrics go... "Get drunk and be somebody!" No wonder kids go get drunk. What do you expect? It's our messed up American culture! Watch the video... SONG OF FOOLS!

Reggie is just the by-product of our hypocritical American culture and people shouldn't be so hard on him. I understand that when people see Jacqui disfigured, they want Reggie to burn in Hell; but that won't solve the problem. Jacqui has dedicated the rest of her life to warning young people about the dangers of booze. That's the right thing to do, and we should do the same. That should be the focus of this forum, instead of wanting to fry Reggie. Alcohol is by very definition, a narcotic. Yet, people drink alcohol for recreation. It's no different than abusing prescription drugs for fun.

Society always looks for someone to blame, wanting to crucify individuals who mess up; while completely overlooking and deliberately ignoring the underlying causes. If it weren't for the love of money, alcohol would be outlawed. Reggie's just the tip-of-the-iceberg, another manifestation of a major alcohol problem in America. Sadly, as long as there are greedy corporations, shady lobbying law firms and corrupt politicians, the problem will continue until the public demands change. And that's the problem, society guzzles their beer, praises drunkenness in songs and on TV; but then cries out for drunkards who hurt innocent people to burn in Hell. You simply can't have it both ways. We're either going to promote a society of abstinence from alcohol, or else we're going to have to continue dealing with drunk drivers and deaths.

The very notion of drinking alcohol and not driving is flawed. How can beer drinkers, once they're under the influence of alcohol, have enough sense not to drive their car? It is totally irresponsible and hypocritical for anyone to promote alcohol consumption, while simultaneously asking intoxicated drinkers not to drive.

Jacqueline Saburido
(pictured above)

"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." —Proverb 20:1

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The above picture speaks 1,000 words. The beer industry hypocritically tells teens not to drink alcohol until they are 21, while those same companies saturate American culture with booze, booze, booze! Consequently, underaged drinking is an epidemic problem in America!

Scriptures Condemning Drinking Strong Drink

Judges 13:4, Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing.

1st Samuel 1:15, And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.

Proverb:20:1, Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Proverb 31:4, It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink.

Isaiah 5:22, Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink.

Isaiah 24:9, “They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.”

Isaiah 28:7, But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

“I've stood for more sneers and scoffs and insults and had my life threatened from one end of the land to the other by this God-forsaken gang of thugs and cutthroats because I have come out uncompromisingly against them.” —Billy Sunday

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“I tell you that the curse of God Almighty is on the saloon.” —Billy Sunday

“Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell.” —Billy Sunday

“The man who votes for the saloon is pulling on the same rope with the devil, whether he knows it or not.” —Billy Sunday

“Preaching will close more taverns than Alcoholics Anonymous will.”

—Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), quoted from chapter seventeen of Dr. Hyle's inspiring book, Teaching on Preaching.

Billy Sunday (1862-1935)

Beer is for fools!!! 

“Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell.”  —Billy Sunday

"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." —Proverb 20:1

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