America the Free?

So I’ve been living in Texas for 22 years now. For the most part I love living here. However, the one thing that annoys me a little is how judgmental they are when it comes to alcohol. In America they consider Binge Drinking 5 beers – not 5 British Pints, but 5 12oz bottles. That is three British Pints! Something that many of us used to have on a Friday lunch time. I can’t imagine what they would make of the Manor Record with 8 pints and a chaser in two hours – I’m sure we would be locked away. On the other hand if you want strong prescription drugs such as Xanax, Vicodin, Demerol, Percocet, etc. America is the place to be. These drugs are way more harmful than a few beers, but are being popped in huge quantities and everyone is happy about that. America makes a big deal about it’s freedom, but I always felt a lot freer in the UK and Europe than I have ever felt here. Of course there are worse places to live, I just wish America would wake up and realize what it is slowly but surely losing with so many special interests ruining things for the many. God bless America, please!