My vote goes to lowering the legal drinking limit

We had a year-old software developer at our company who could not attend company events at bars. Despite the higher drinking age, the level of automobile crashes and fatalities related to drinking is higher in the US than other countries.

InJohn McCardell, former president of Middlebury College, spoke out about the problems of underage drinking and advocated lower the drinking age in his state and the country.

The rest of this age group are driving, attending school but living off campus, are working, living at home or elsewhere outside of a potential support group.

Even though the minimum legal drinking age is 21, many under 21 still consume alcohol at some point. I really think it should have just gone to 19 and been done with it.

The reason - bars that accepted 18 year olds had constant fights going on.

National drinking age should be lowered to 18

In fact, underage drinking is overwhelmingly common among college students. As well, they feel the adults around them do not feel that drinking is Very Wrong, either, once they reach the later years of high school. Current scientific data has proven that alcohol, when consumed the in any amount, but especially at levels kids are using today, is damaging to the developing brain cognitively, emotionally, functionally.

Average age of first drink was 15 years of age, but over half of those who drink in high school indicated they started drinking before starting high school.

Technically colleges are facing the alcohol problems mostly, an average college student is likely to buy beer at their junior year. In short, there are more than 25, people alive today because of the 21 minimum drinking age law in every state.

McCardell argues that lowering the age will end covert and dangerous drinking.

Is It Time To Lower The Drinking Age To 18?

Consumption of this substance at a young age would increase health risks, not decrease them. The age restriction makes underage drinking cool violating rules and makes teenagers more likely to do it.

There was a bar in my town which did not let anyone under 25 in. Some countries are currently contemplating an increase in the drinking age to address the health issue of risky teen drinking, but there is strong opposition from youth and from the powerful liquor industry to do so.

Permitting free access to alcohol for even younger youth goes counter to sound health practices, increases the risk of heavy use. We look forward to further exploration of the issue with you and our other local colleges, and hope that we can work together to help our youth lead safe and happy lives.

If you are prohibited by law from handling alcohol, it places a huge number of jobs off limits: At the age of 18, I believe young adults are old enough to make their own decisions regarding alcohol.

But it makes no sense to illegalize the purchase of alcohol below the age of 21, since anyone could graduate High School at the age of 21 or higher. Begin Alcohol Edu type programs before college. It is technically legal, but it should set an allowence for people under 21 to buy alcohol at a certain time.

Address the perception and fact?Aug 21,  · "A culture of dangerous, clandestine 'binge-drinking' -- often conducted off-campus -- has developed." Critics, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving, are calling into question the presidents' motives, telling The Associated Press that lowering the legal age would cause more drunken-driving deaths.

Lowering the Legal Drinking Age: An Analysis of the Pros and Cons Lowering the Legal Drinking Age: An Analysis of the Pros and Cons Background. Since the mid ’s, the legal drinking age in the United States has been set at The legal drinking age in the United States has been 21 since the National Minimum Drinking Age Act in When President Ronald "Just Say No" Reagan signed the act, he issued a blanket requirement for all states to raise their drinking age, or risk losing highway funding from the government.

Lower it gahhhh. Whether the legal drinking age is 21 or 18, there are going to be problems related to alcohol.

And making 21 the legal. Feb 29,  · I think the voting age was lowered because young men could be drafted before they could vote. Drinking age is a state issue, but he feds enforce 21 by restricting funding (roads and what not). Similar to the 55 mph limit in the 70s and 80s.

Speed limits are state matters, but he power of the purse wins every time. Back inwhen then-President George W.

Bush's year-old daughter was arrested for underage drinking offenses, the debate about lowering the legal drinking age once again came into the national spotlight.

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