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Drinking age debate often ignores facts

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By The Staff

Recently, the issue of lowering the drinking age has received significant media attention.

A group called Choose Responsibility has enlisted over 100 university and college presidents to sign on in support of a debate on the merits of the 21-year-old drinking age.

For thousands of public health professionals, researchers and community and youth advocates, this announcement, dubbed the Amethyst Initiative, is troubling.

Many of the arguments seem quite rational.

If one can fight for his country, why not be able to drink a beer?


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