Drinking Age Debate - San Francisco, CA

Discuss the national Drinking Age debate in San Francisco, CA.

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

San Francisco says 21
No, 21 is fine.
 
5
Yes, 18 is better.
 
4

Vote now in San Francisco:

Rodney Bolts

South San Francisco, CA

#1 Dec 7, 2011
18 is not a responsable age...
Taliban Taji

United States

#2 Dec 9, 2011
Who cares the worlds gonna end

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#3 Dec 11, 2011
Taliban Taji wrote:
Who cares the worlds gonna end
We need a drink then.
Taliban Taji

Oakland, CA

#4 Dec 11, 2011
Indeed.
MJ

South San Francisco, CA

#5 Dec 12, 2011
If you can die for your country you should be able to have a drink...
Taliban Taji

Richmond, CA

#6 Dec 13, 2011
I die for Alah and the Middle East

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#7 Dec 21, 2011
Join the army at 18 but cant drink till 21? cmon now

“Harbor Boulevard”

Since: Oct 10

Costa Mesa, Ca.

#8 Dec 24, 2011
Hughost2coast wrote:
Join the army at 18 but cant drink till 21? cmon now
I agree with you. This is stupid.
cj

Algiers, Algeria

#9 Jan 5, 2012
yes
Sinead Downey

San Francisco, CA

#10 Jul 1, 2012
It is not fair to say that people can go and die in a war when they are 18 and not have a simple beer. Most people start drinking before they are 18 anyway and 21 is just extreme. You will most likely not a find a person who has never touched alcohol before they were legally able to at the age of 21.

Since: Sep 12

San Jose, CA

#11 Sep 30, 2012
As someone under 21, I have a very good view of the breakdown with the drinking age. At 18, People are treated as full adults in every way, shape, and form, except with drinking. Despite the illegality, they are even more OK with drinking then they might have been before 18. The problem, though, is this: below 21, there is no tangible second line of defense against underage drinking. The infrastructure is set up so that those who are over 18 can get alcohol just as easily as those over 21. There is, however, nothing stopping this infrastructure to supply those under 18, and it does. As a recent high school graduate, I have witnessed and experienced that it is just as easy for someone 16 years of age to obtain massive amounts of alcohol as someone who is 21 or older, with barely if any increase in price. Finally, it is important to mention that every single one of the members of the Presidential Commission Against Drunk Driving have flipped opinions, saying "the 21 year old drinking age was in experiment, it failed." (that's paraphrased, don't want to look up the exact quote now.)

Since: Sep 12

San Jose, CA

#12 Sep 30, 2012
Rodney Bolts wrote:
18 is not a responsable age...
Responsible enough to knowingly risk your life at war, but not to have a beer? Are you serious?

Since: Feb 14

Location hidden

#13 Aug 19, 2014
people are barely mature at age 21, image all the reckless things they would do at age 18 with alcohol in their system.

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