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lower drinking age in USA?


I think it should be lowered.  As far as I know, 21 is the highest legal drinking age in the world.  You're legally an adult at 18, can vote, can be drafted, etc., but can't drink?

I agree with the part of the article that says people might be less likely to binge drink when they get to college if they start drinking when they still live with their parents.  It's really not that hard to drink underage anyway.  Making it legal means people might be less sneaky about it and more likely to do it responsibly.

I know some European countries allow beer and wine around 16, and spirits around 18.  I think that's a good system.

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