Drinking age in the USA

United States
December 2, 2006 10:25am CST
When my husband was a teenager the drinking age was 18, when he was 19 it turned to 21 so it was then illegal for him to drink a year later. Here is my question because I know other countries have much lower drinking ages and there kids seem to handle it better because it is a part of there lives not something forbidden. Here in the US you can vote at age 18, you can join the military at age 18 you can make decisions as an "adult" but you can't drink until your 21? So do you think the US should re exam there drinking age and why? Do you think it would increase alochol related accidents/illness?
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8 responses
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
3 Dec 06
I don't think it matters either way considering 18 year olds drink anyway. Everyone finds a way to drink illegally. The drinking age never stopped me from drinking.
@rahulmig (1032)
• India
3 Dec 06
THERE SHOULD BE NO AGE
@sammy1128 (241)
• China
3 Dec 06
in my country ,there is no restricted drinking age,of course low drinking age has something to do with related accidentor illness.
@ru88en (2997)
• Philippines
3 Dec 06
I still believe it is the right thing to do. If you cannot find substantial proof on why should the age of drinking be change or lower, you better leave it that way.
@daehtop (118)
• United States
3 Dec 06
I don't see why not kids are going to drink no matter what the law. There is always going to be someone who will by alchol for someone not old enough to drink. Laws don't stop many people these days.
@daehtop (118)
• United States
3 Dec 06
I don't see
@harish4u (1393)
• India
3 Dec 06
at any age drinking is a badhabit
• United States
3 Dec 06
Drinking age is one of those 'Blue laws' that are changed every few decades depending on which way the wind blows. In the late 60's early 70' it was reasoned that if our young men were old enough at 18 to be drafted, and sent to foreign lands to fight and perhaps die they should have also the rights afforded to perceived adults. When the draft was no longer in effect the political climate changed, and the drinking laws where once again changed. While leaving in place the lowered voting age which benefited the politicians and the military service age as well, since although the draft was not currently active, registration for it was and is mandatory at 18 for males. Sad truth is 'we the people' have voiced an opinion which the politicians who wished to remain in office acted upon.