Drinking Age Debate - Charlotte, NC

Discuss the national Drinking Age debate in Charlotte, NC.

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

Charlotte says 18
Yes, 18 is better.
 
10
No, 21 is fine.
 
7

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Since: Nov 11

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#1 Dec 6, 2011
People that are 18 are going off to college nd are going to drink no matter what the drinking age is.... did YOU drink in college?
TS

Huntersville, NC

#2 Dec 11, 2011
Absolutely not should the age be lowered. Add drinking to the mix of texting and talking on a cell phone. Granted most adults do this however, young kids I believe are just not ready for that kind of responsibility. They are not thinking about consequences of loosing everything they and or their families have to carelessness.
Carolyn

Charlotte, NC

#3 Dec 21, 2011
The brain is now shown to not be fully developed until your early 20’s. The temporal part of the brain is the last part of the brain to develop. This part of the brain lets you come the realization that connects your actions to consequences. In other words when you are driving down the road with that one beer in your system, and texting your BFF, you are not thinking about what the possible dire consequences. 21 drinking age will never be changed if science has anything to say about it. Question: If we made our children wait until the age 21 to join the military, do you think there would be that many volunteers?
Why

Charlotte, NC

#4 Dec 21, 2011
Carolyn wrote:
The brain is now shown to not be fully developed until your early 20’s. The temporal part of the brain is the last part of the brain to develop. This part of the brain lets you come the realization that connects your actions to consequences. In other words when you are driving down the road with that one beer in your system, and texting your BFF, you are not thinking about what the possible dire consequences. 21 drinking age will never be changed if science has anything to say about it. Question: If we made our children wait until the age 21 to join the military, do you think there would be that many volunteers?
The brain is now shown to not be fully developed until your early 20’s.

You say this..
So can you tell me why these kids are treated as adults when they are caught drinking?
The first person got it right about the drinking in college.
But then the parents are responsible for their actions..
Contradictory..?
Kids go to prison for many years, under the age of 21 and they do consider them adults and say they know the circumstances.
I agree with you. The brain has been proven not to have developed in the understandings of the consequences.
Shiloh

Charlotte, NC

#5 Feb 17, 2012
It's illogical to have 18-20 year olds have all the rights and responsibilities of adults but take away one thing that they'll just do anyway. Do any of y'all know how easy it is for minors to get their hands on liquor? Older siblings or friends, fake IDs, store owners just straight up not caring to ID. It's so easy and it just makes it seem like more of a game to young people. Rather than demonizing alcohol and making it out to be this forbidden fruit parents should be teaching their kids to drink responsibly.

Since: Jan 11

Bolingbrook, IL

#6 Feb 17, 2012
Carolyn wrote:
Question: If we made our children wait until the age 21 to join the military, do you think there would be that many volunteers?
The drinking age needs to be lowered, or teens shouldn't be considered adults. I believe its easier to lower the drinking age and teach younger people responsible drinking. If it wasn't so taboo, it wouldn't be a big deal.

Since: Feb 12

Mount Holly, NC

#7 Feb 23, 2012
there is a reason why its 21, your body doesnt fully develop until your 21. And people under 21 still drink anyways
Iman Mustafa

Charlotte, NC

#8 Apr 23, 2012
If you can catch a bullet for this nation. You should be able to throw back a brewski.

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