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Old 08-28-2007, 07:46 AM   #1
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Post Drinking Age Laws - Do They Need To Change?

As college students usher in the start of a new term with beer pong and keg stands, the nation revisits what's now a fixture of collegiate life: drinking age laws.

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Old 08-28-2007, 10:05 AM   #2
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I think it's all about drinking responsibly. If you are going to drink at any age make sure you stay put or have a designated driver. Kids are drinking at 18 already. When I was in college the legal age was 18 and we were totally unresponsible! I sometimes wonder how I'm still here because yes I drank and drove more than once. But having a DD wasn't talked about much back then and now it's the norm. Be careful!
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I was in college in that weird time (I believe the law was like this 1985-1995) when the drinking age was 21, but it was legal to sell to anyone over 18, so we were technically breaking the law but nobody cared.

Of course the drinking age should lowered, it's ridiculous to have "graduated" stages of adulthood. I'm not sure how 21 year old drinking laws are even Constitutional. I'm sure there's some lame "greater good" or "protection of the public interest" decisions somewhere back in time.
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Teenagers are going to get alcohol regardless of the drinking age. The only difference is being able to get into a bar. The drinking age might get the teenagers to "want what they can't have." I always thought the beer tasted better when i wasn't supposed to have it then after i turned 21!
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yeah, the problem, is the 16 and 17 year olds, driving and drinking.. we should just raise the legal driving age
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>the problem, is the 16 and 17 year olds, driving and drinking.

How does a law that has nothing to do with 16 or 17 year olds an answer to that "problem?"
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