• I don't think we should lower it. There are many, more pressing issues the government (state and federal) should be focusing on...If they want it, let them cross the border.
  • Your statistic is bogus. There are 3 times as many people over 30 with drivers' licenses than there are between 16 and 30. But to answer your question, I *DO* believe the drinking age should be lowered to 18 or 19. Not being able to lawfully drink complicates college, and creates an odd and unnatural exception to the rights, privileges, and obligations of adulthood. However, I have no objection to severe license restrictions for younger drinkers who drive. eg BAL above 0.05% results in 2-year immediate license suspension (but no criminal record).
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      "Not being able to lawfully drink complicates college..." - as if they're learning anything, to begin with. Gimme a break.
  • No. Keep it there. How many 30+ folks feel like they're Superman?
  • More people 30+ are pulled over precisely because of the drinking age. Alcohol screws over the 30+ body, but even more so for young people....between the raging hormones, fluctuating brain chemistry, feeling of invulnerability, erratic impulse control, etc., its a bad idea to put a tipsy teenager in control of 2000+ pounds of metal that can go 100mph. ---
  • Nope. Opening the door for more stupid.
  • This has been an issue of debate for a long time. One of the most often used arguments is, "If I'm old enough to fight for my country, then I should be old enough to drink (and vote)." - you might be old enough to enlist, but that doesn't make you mature enough to defend your country. Many kids who think they're old enough to do so find out that they can't handle what's expected of them (I know - sadly, I was one of those). It's also said that "the level of a person's maturity can't be defined by age - a lot of people over 21 lack maturity." - If this is the case (and it is), what does that say about those UNDER 21? The fact that the "under 18 groups" are pushing so hard to legalize drinking (and voting) shows, in itself, that they aren't mature enough to comply with an already established law.

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