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Drinking age lowered to 18?

One hundred or so college presidents around the country want to lower the legal drinking age from 21 to 18. You can read the story here.
They raise some good points in favor of the initiative and unless their opponents can show documentation of their claims instead of just throwing statements out there, I'll probably vote for it.

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sillyliss
Aug. 20th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure how I feel about it. But I would probably vote for the lower drinking age solely because we allow our citizens to give up their lives for a country. I think if they can choose to do that, they should be able to choose whether or not to have a drink.

I also think I believe that when things are legalized, they are easier to control. I would vote for legalized marijuana and legalized prostitution.

I hate to see drunken driving accidents. I hate to see the abuse of alcohol. We know prohibition did not cure this, though.
katsurian
Aug. 20th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
Yes. That was one of their arguments. Also that since they have to hide it, they drink more at one time than they would if they could drink whenever they wanted.

I saw a survey, I think from Triple A, where people were asked what's the worst driving offense and the #1 answer was drunk driving. Then they were asked if they'd ever driven drunk. Most of them had.

That would drop the crime rate by legalizing drugs. You buy it here, go into another room to use it, but aren't allowed to leave until a test has shown it's out of your system.
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