And the college presidential offices they hold: 100 college presidents want to “debate” lowering the drinking age. But:
There are other arguments for lowering the age. Maybe the most popular is that if you’re old enough to join the Army and die for your country, you’re old enough to buy a beer. But there is a good reason to avoid such blind consistency. Among the qualities that make 18-year-olds such good soldiers are their fearlessness and sense of immortality—traits that do not mix well with alcohol.
The article points out some statistics on the drop in teenage automotive fatalities due to drinking with increases in the drinking age. If it saves just one child it is worth it, right?
It is not fair that 18 year olds can fight and die for their country and vote, but not drink? Just chalk it up as another life lesson: life isn’t fair, get over it.
And this is interesting, they worry about binge drinking, but isn’t it just Darwinism in action? They believe in Darwinism, right? This is just a failure of under 21 year olds to adapt to their environment.