College drinking debate: 18 or 21?

DeaconDavid’s comment:  I say leave the drinking age at 21.  The only argument that can be made for lowering it is the military one that says you can fight and die for this country at 18, but you can’t legally drink until 21.  That doesn’t make a lot of sense, but I would not lower the drinking age, because I believe we would see an increase in the number of teenage deaths that would result from drunk driving, bad choices, STDs, etc.

College presidents from about 100 of the nation’s best-known universities, including Duke, Dartmouth and Ohio State, are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, saying current laws encourage dangerous binge drinking on campus.

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One Comment on “College drinking debate: 18 or 21?”

  1. Jordan Says:

    I am 17. I have only drunk on religious holidays.

    You know why? because my parents STRICTLY enforced rules that kept me right on the path.

    But, now that I am nearing college in a year, I’m looking forward to my first drink. I don’t want to drink to be drunk and all that.. moderation is tops. Also.. 18 year olds are usually freshmen in college, and they have far off parking spots. Basically campus makes it so they don’t really need a car.

    If they are going to drink, they are going to drink. Make it 18 and have college issue a waiver. We sign, we screw up.. no law suits. Our fault.

    Making it legal will minimize underage drinking in college (obviously) and give college one less thing to worry about.

    But for those idiots that drink to be drunk and stupid.. maybe hire a few extra cops to patrol around.


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