Drinking Age Debate - Olympia, WA

Discuss the national Drinking Age debate in Olympia, WA.

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

Olympia says 21
No, 21 is fine.
 
4
Yes, 18 is better.
 
3

Vote now in Olympia:

Steve

Olympia, WA

#1 Dec 9, 2011
The 21 year olds are not responsable. What do you think 18 year olds will do?
Werner May

Olympia, WA

#2 Dec 15, 2011
When I was 18 I drank way to much, drove intoxicated just about every weekend and can't believe I lived to see my age.
George the Great

Issaquah, WA

#3 Dec 17, 2011
I agree Werner, that's why we should adopt a more European example. Let the kids drink earlier, teach them responsibility, then let them drive at 18. As a conservative, I am more than open to adopted this 'European custom.' Makes sense, the 16-17 year old drivers are more dangerous than any one else out there.
Drew

Olympia, WA

#4 Jan 18, 2012
So, A man can serve in the military and die for his country, but the country can decide that he "isn't ready" for alcohol yet ?
Johanna

Port Orchard, WA

#5 Jun 1, 2012
Drew wrote:
So, A man can serve in the military and die for his country, but the country can decide that he "isn't ready" for alcohol yet ?
I really think that is a completely different issue. The thing is that even though some people might be a completely responsible drinker at 18 years old, that is so NOT the norm. I am sure that you went to high school and saw what the majority of teenagers do when they decide to drink alcohol. I know I did. What difference is it if you extend your life by three years anyways?
Matt

Bellevue, WA

#6 Jun 4, 2012
Drew wrote:
So, A man can serve in the military and die for his country, but the country can decide that he "isn't ready" for alcohol yet ?
Serving your country is different because you don't run the risk of killing an innocent american citizen like you do when you get drunk and drive a car.

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