Tuesday, March 25, 2008
7) Return the Drinking Age to 18
In the 1980's, we raised the drinking age twice. Yet, more than 20 years later, we have a record number of minors being arrested for drunk driving and public intoxication. What did raising the legal drinking age to 21 do? It created yet another source of government revenue, yet with dire consequences to our youth and to our society. The real answer is to teach our youth how to drink responsibly, and not make alcohol taboo, which simply increases consumption as a form of rebellion.