Friday, December 9, 2011
In Response to "21 is less than 18"
I have to say that I disagree with the decision to allow the legal age of drinking to become 18 rather than 21. While your argument that at the age of 18 you can vote or fight for your country is valid, that doesn't mean we should automatically allow people that are hypothetically in high school still to drink. Your argument of drinking excessively at the age of 21 and up doesn't really stand up to the fact that if someone at the age of 21 is drinking too much, imagine what they would be doing if they were the age of 18? How do we stop someone from going to school function intoxicated? How easily would it be to stop a group of 18 yr olds at a dance to share or purchase alcohol with their friends from the JV cheerleading squad of JV football team? While you have made a clear point that people at the age of 18 can vote...that is a priviledge and is one that is to serve our country's democracy in a better and more educated manner. Giving 18 yr old kids the opportunity to go out and drink excessivly would ould harm the advancement in educating our youth and encouraging them to become more active in other roles of the community.