Thursday, August 21, 2008
College Presidents seek to get the legal drinking age lowered to 18
In non-celebrity news (which is rare here)….
There is a huge debate going on I thought you guys might find interesting. College presidents at several of the best-known U.S. universities are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, saying current laws actually encourage dangerous binge drinking on campus.
The movement, or Amethyst Initiative, began quietly recruiting presidents over a year ago and is now ready to come to forefront. The argument is that the current legal drinking age (which is one of the highest in the world) is encouraging our youth to drink illegally and irresponsibly.You can read all about it here courtesy of MSNBC.
So what do you think?