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  •  Those are two VERY different standards.... (4+ / 0-)

    ...and they absolutely should be.

    passed out or so drunk she would be arrested for DUI
    The current BAC required nationwide for a DUI, .08, is nowhere near "passed out" for most people. That is good, since the point at which you are considered legally unable to drive a vehicle that could kill other people should occur long before the point at which you are no longer able to remain conscious.

    But let's not pretend that someone beyond the point where they should be driving is the same as someone who is "passed out." I've been the former many, many times (one of the reasons I'm glad I live in a city with mass transit). I've been the latter maybe twice in my life.

    Whether or not someone who is beyond the legal limit to drive should be considered able to consent to sex is a matter I'm not qualified to decide, but let's at least be honest enough to draw a line between "shouldn't get behind the wheel of a car" (which, in my opinion, is still a bit too high at .08), and "passed out."

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 07:51:33 PM PDT

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