According to NPR, “The presidents of about 100 U.S. colleges are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age to 18. John McCardell, the former president of Middlebury College in Vermont, says his group, the Amethyst Initiative, is against intoxication but supports responsible, adult behavior toward alcohol.” Listen to the full news story on All Things Considered.

What do you think: should the drinking age be lowered or remain at 21?


One Response to “Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered?”
  1. A Nony Mous says:

    Should it be lowered? Well either it should be lowered or the driving / voting / cigarettes-buying / porno-watching / fight-for-your-country age should be raised. Why is it that you can drive yourself to the voting booths and vote to lower or raise the drinking age, but you can’t drink yourself? Let’s be consistent. And when it comes to colleges let’s be honest, freshmen drink. What do you do as a new kid at a school? You go to Frat parties, keggers, dorm parties, party, party, party… And what do you do at parties? Beer bongs, keg stands, body shots, drink, drink, drink. I think if it is legal for everyone to drink it could help with all the novelty of drinking under age or maybe it would just make people lazy and stupid. I don’t know.

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