Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lowering the Drinking Age

The president of Johns Hopkins University, one of many top college officials who supports lowering the drinking age to 18, makes some great points here:
"Kids are going to drink whether it's legal or illegal," said Johns Hopkins President William R. Brody, who supports lowering the drinking age to 18. "We'd at least be able to have a more open dialogue with students about drinking as opposed to this sham where people don't want to talk about it because it's a violation of the law."

Will a change in the drinking age ever take place in this country? Other nations with less stringent drinking laws seem to have far fewer issues with binge drinking and alcoholism. But perhaps that's just a cultural thing.