Why is the legal drinking age 21 in the United States? That was the first question I had when I decided to come to the United States for college. Having lived in China, I was accustomed to alcohol. I was surprised to find out that many people party so hard that they flunk their freshman...
On Thursday, the Florida State Senate Judiciary Committee concludes a series of hearings held across the state on a bill by the committee’s chairman, Sen. Scarborough (D-Jacksonville) to lower the age of legal adult majority in Florida to the age of 18 years.
Just the other day my friend turned 21. I always thought the drinking age being 21 was absolutely ridiculous but seeing him make the transition changed my mind.
It’s hard to predict who you’ll meet in college, but there is one thing you can predict: 40 to 80 percent of them will be binge drinkers, said Toben F. Nelson of the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study of college students, a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The United States is the land of opportunity, home base of the free world and one of few countries that prevents its adults from consuming alcohol. So why then do we allow the government to get involved with our personal choice?