Low Drinking Age?? or should it be raised

United States
November 5, 2006 10:31pm CST
I want to hear everyones opinion on this heated topic.
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13 responses
@Bettyann (2486)
• United States
6 Nov 06
i think it should be raised higher
• United States
6 Nov 06
why do you think it should be higher.
• United States
6 Nov 06
because young people dont think clearly. many want to have fun and dont care if the drink and drive drunk. many have kids they leave alone to drink or take the child support money to party with. so i believe the older the better.....
• New Zealand
6 Nov 06
I think they should definitely raise it - they lowered it here (nz) some time ago & it had bad consequences - so they're thinking of raising it again!
• United States
6 Nov 06
what were the consequences i may ask??
@ahrdwrkr (690)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Yes...I think it should be 25 as a minimum...jmo.
• United States
6 Nov 06
why do you think that... i believe if that happen then more kids would be tempted to go out and drink like the do already ne ways.
• United States
6 Nov 06
i agree to 25 cause they are not adult enough to handle life, let alone drunk. been there done it.
@manzician (4734)
• India
6 Nov 06
I dont think so... I think 21 is the right age...
• United States
6 Nov 06
Thank you for your comment :)
@marmo1020 (467)
• United States
6 Nov 06
The rest of the world has a lower drinking age. I think we should too.
• United States
6 Nov 06
good point.
@leedug (920)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I think that the age is ok. It used be 18, and I think that that is a bit too young, but 21 is ok for the most part. If people are gonna drink irresponsibly, they will do it at 25 as much as they will 21. Now driving however, is different. I think upping the driving age to 18 would be great. Those few years can make a difference between 16 to 18.
• United States
6 Nov 06
Yes i agree with the last part there.. maybe having your driving permit between the age of 16 and 18 to get two years under your belt driving with your parents.
• Australia
6 Nov 06
What age are you referring to? It differs among countries. Here in Australia is is 18, but the US is 21
• United States
6 Nov 06
Im talking about the us should be lowered... i believe it should be 18
• Mexico
6 Nov 06
I think america has a stupid law i mean 21 for drinking come on! Every other country in this world isnt that strict on drinking. And if anything it makes people want to do it more and break the law. If you can go fight for you country at a younge age and die or drive a car from 16 then why shouldnt you be able to have a drink. I see it all the time american tourists coming to cancun and there so happy they can legally drink that they totally overdo it. I think that people should make the drinking age lower but educate people on the dangers of drinking as they do with driving. My choice Make the drinking age in the usa LOWER
• United States
6 Nov 06
Explained very well :)
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
6 Nov 06
I think 21 is a bit ridiculous to not be letting them drink, in Australia and NZ it is 18, although in NZ they are thinking of raising it back to 20. But if you can vote and get married you should be able to drink. It's not going to stop them from drinking anyway!
• United States
6 Nov 06
yes exactly. In almost every country besides ours the drinking age is lower.. but who knows.
@jncgiza (256)
• United States
6 Nov 06
it really doesnt matter, if they want to drink they are going to get it just like they do now.
• United States
6 Nov 06
yes
@jmacki1 (51)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Honestly, I feel that if the governement thinks you are old enough at 18 to fight in a war, then you should be old enough to drink at 18. But if I had my way, I would raise the enlisting age to 21 and keep drinking age at 21:)
• United States
6 Nov 06
haha i agree with you completely there
@gochrisko (469)
• United States
6 Nov 06
i think its fine the way it is. if someone wants to get drunk, thats their decision
@elle84 (174)
• Australia
6 Nov 06
its 18 here but i've been buying it since i was 16 lol