Bring back Prohibition.
Older than 21. Raise it even higher!
Leave it at 21 (in the USA).
Other (please explain).
If alcoholism is largely genetic, then lowering or raising the age isn't going to have much of an impact on the incidence of alcoholism:
There is a growing body of scientific evidence that alcoholism has a genetic component, but the actual gene that may cause it has yet to be identified.
Studies of laboratory animals as well as human test subjects indicate that genetic factors play a major role in the development of alcoholism, but just how much a factor remains undetermined.
Children of alcoholics are four times more likely than other children to become alcoholics, according to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, but environmental factors could be a factor in many of those cases.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
In the past, in some states at age 18 a person could buy 3.5% beer (or wine) at a bar, but not take it off-site. The idea was to let kids gradually move into liquor. I think that was a good idea. I also think a valid current military ID should allow a person to buy liquor (at a bar consumed on-site) at ANY age.
I think a few states did or still do allow parents/legal guardian to buy liquor for their kids at bars/restaurants provided the parent/guardian is present.
My wife knows folks of a very old culture that treat age 17 as the age a person becomes an adult for both the purpose of sex and liquor. They have massive tracts of land including even their own road system and own small towns/cities. Very wealthy. They don't care what government laws are in relation to their own and their own land, and it takes permission to come on their land - meaning to their houses and towns too - and a search warrant for police - which have to be at least on the state level as they ARE the local and county law enforcement down to their own courts and government - since 100% of the population is them. However, they also have very strict and unusual rules of social, personal and professional conduct, very clannish. They do not advertise their existence. I won't go into it but not everyone has the same concepts of propriety, society, government or ethics.
I thought the Revolutionary War was fought for the purpose of giving us the freedom to succeed. Your version is more popular. I'm disappointed in a nation that holds drunkenness, laziness, feasting and drug addiction as our greatest achievement for mankind.
What happened to the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? These are much better goals than death, bondage and the pursuit of drunkenness. People truly misunderstand freedom. That's why we are losing so much of it because we don't understand it or appreciate it.
Stop worrying about making a better life for your children. Go have a beer.
Yes because making a better life for your children cant happen if you drink beer.Stop worrying about making a better life for your children. Go have a beer
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