Drinking Age Debate - Morgantown, WV

Discuss the national Drinking Age debate in Morgantown, WV.

Should the U.S. lower the drinking age to 18?

Morgantown says 18
Yes, 18 is better.
No, 21 is fine.

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Since: Aug 11

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#1 Dec 8, 2011
You can go to war but you can't drink!!

Roanoke, VA

#2 Mar 24, 2012
You can go fight.and die for our country at 18 but society says your not an adult until 21 therefore you can't drink.
code of blue

Morgantown, WV

#3 Mar 24, 2012
you can fight and die for your country at 16, the government forced the states to pass the law or lose highway funds, yet the roads still suck
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Morgantown, WV

#5 Aug 11, 2012
we can fight and die for our country but we cant drink its not right
Some Guy

Morgantown, WV

#6 Aug 13, 2012
young kids are too dumb to know how much to drink and are imature

Since: Jul 12

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#7 Oct 22, 2012
Doesn't make sense, does it! If you can fight and die for your country and vote for your President, then why the hell can't you have a drink too?!

Funny, since it's perfectly alright for the Irish and the rest of Europe to take their kids to the pub and hand them a drink?

Morgantown, WV

#8 Oct 23, 2012
If we lower the drinking age, we also have to change our cultural attitude towards what drinking is about.
Yes, children drinking with a parent at a meal is a common sight, but in most European cultures, drinking isn't an activity in the sense that it is in America. Rather, it's an addition to an activity, a small part of a meal. You have dinner and a glass of wine, or you meet a friend and have a beer, rather than not eating for five hours beforehand so you can down that many more Jagerbombs before puking your guts out, or getting trashed, THEN going to get drunk at the club.
Otherwise, you're just going to see binge drinking beginning at even younger ages.

The Europeans drink for the love of a good beer and wine, we Americans tend to drink for the love of a good buzz and stupor.

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Jun 17, 2013
People are going to do it illegal or legal anyways so thered be less trouble and no problems

Fairmont, WV

#10 Jun 17, 2013
Seems to me that everyone I know that has gone to the military has had no problems drinking on base regardless of age.

As far as lowering the drinking age I find that an 18 year old today is far less responsible than an 18 year old from the 70s or 80s.

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