In "Alcohol exposure " (Forum, July 16), Lois Crebs complained that exposing children "over and over to alcohol drinking in supposedly family-friendly restaurants" helps them "become alcoholics and drunken drivers."
Responsible adults who partake of an alcoholic beverage at a restaurant aren't likely to approach children and offer them a drink. Responsible adults know the consequences of driving under the influence and of the physical effects of excessive use of alcohol.
As a responsible adult, I am aware of my responsibility if I choose to have an adult beverage in a restaurant. My children, now adults, were taught to be moral and honest citizens with good values and the ability to make good choices.
My grandparents suffered from the disease called alcoholism, and I saw the devastation the disease caused my family. Yet I am able to distinguish between right and wrong when I choose to have a cocktail.
Thumbs up to the governor and Legislature for allowing more liquor licenses. In this economy, bringing new out-of-state businesses and more Utah businesses is a definite advantage for revenue, employment and taxes.
Crebs should simply visit only those many businesses that don't serve alcohol.