Drinkin' Age

You can die for your country but can't drink a beer.

Lower the drinkin' age

  • You can do this at 18
  • Vote
  • Open a checking account
  • Get an adult driver’s license (meaning you can drive at all hours)
  • Get a tattoo/piercing
  • Be drafted into the military
  • Enlist in the military
  • Serve on a jury
  • File a lawsuit
  • Be sued
  • Change your name
  • Buy spray paint
  • Work more hours
  • Pawn something
  • Get married
  • Get divorced
  • Adopt a child
  • Be on Jerry Springer
  • Go on a cruise
  • Buy a lottery ticket
  • Get a hotel room
  • Get a Costco membership
  • Skydive or go bungee jumping
  • Sign legal documents/contracts
  • Gamble
  • Secure a loan
  • Finance a car
  • Buy insurance
  • Donate blood
  • Earn credit (and check your credit score)
  • Buy porn (or other adult material)
  • Buy cigarettes (or other tobacco products)
  • Be convicted as an adult
  • Go to adult jail
  • Work in an alcohol-serving establishment
  • Apply for a business license
  • Apply for a credit card
  • Go to a strip club
  • Work in a strip club
  • Enter a contest
  • Write a check
  • Get utilities in your name
  • Lease an apartment or house
  • Buy a house
  • Cash a savings bond
  • Buy nitrous oxide
  • Rent a post office box
  • Start a 401K plan
  • http://scatterbeams.com/2010/09/28/things-you-can-do-when-you-turn-18/
  • The 21 age has been a failure

    Raising the age hasn't decreased drinking, It has increased it. It has driven it underground and in secret.

    Why was it changed?

    National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 made states raise the age by threatening to cut highway funds.

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    Return the age back to 18

    Alcohol poisoning deaths have tripled since 1998. We should look at Europe when it comes to drinking. Europe posses way lower binge drinking rates than us. We don't hand teenagers car keys without first educating them about how to. We should do the same about alcohol.

    Advocating Lower Drinking Age
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    Accidents

    Accidents are higher among new drivers regardless. Should we raise the driving age to 40? New drivers then would still be at more risk for crashes.

    We need an open debate!

    If the government got rid of that highway cut threat, I think we would have a much different story and an open dialogue.

    Drink and Teach Responsible

    Among drinkers only, 32% of under age compared to 24% of legal age are heavy drinkers.

    28% of high school students admit to missing at least one class over the course of a year because they have a hangover.