The drinking age is to youth what Jim Crow laws were to blacks in the Old South. It segregates society. While meant to protect society, it backfires and does nothing of the sort. Drinking age laws do a fine job of keeping young people out of clubs and bars. Unfortunately, these laws do nothing to keep young people from getting access to alcohol from other places. After all, the law is fundamentally unenforceable -- how does one stop kids from getting beer from an older brother or friend? Shut out of mainstream nightlife, American youth have centered their social lives around parties where the sole attraction is "getting a buzz." This is hardly a preferable alternative to young people being allowed to enter clubs. The number one obstacle to drinking age reform is the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, which virtually required states to set their drinking age at 21. The rate of alcohol-related fatalities among youth has dropped since the bill's passage, a fact which some claim justifies the law. Yet anyone who attends college knows that while they may not be able to have a glass of wine with dinner, they certainly can find a beer at a party. Some have linked the increased drinking age to the disturbingly common phenomenon of "binge drinking" on campus. Others have noted that when two similar jurisdictions have different drinking ages, such as Wisconsin and Illinois in the early 80's, Vermont and other New England states in the early 80's, and New York and Quebec in the mid-80's, the one with the lower age usually has a lower rate of alcohol-related fatalities. Young people dissatisfied with the culture of alcohol abuse have few other ways to spend their weekends, since they are not allow entry into entertainment establishments. It is the drinking age, ironically, that literally drives too many youth to drink.
Drinking water is very legal.
21 years is the legal age of drinking.
the legal drinking in Armenian is 18
16 is the legal drinking age in France.
There is no legal drinking age, but you have to be 18 to purchase.
The Legal drinking age in Iceland is 20.
The legal drinking age in Jamaica is 16.
The legal drinking age in Vanuatu is 18
21 is the legal drinking age in pa. as a matter of fact all over the usa 21 is the legal drinking age.
In the United States, the legal drinking age is 21.
The legal minimum drinking age in the UK is 18.
The legal age for drinking in Britain is 18 years of age. This includes buying and drinking.
UAE legal drinking age is 21, so It's same drinking age as USA.
Yes. If you are within the jurisdiction of another country, you have to obey its laws just like everyone else does.
The legal drinking age in Costa Rica is 18.
The legal drinking age in Hawaii in 1970 was 20.
the legal drinking age in 1961 was 21 years of age
The legal minimum drinking age in Mississippi is 21.
The current legal drinking age in Saskatchewan is 19.
there is no drinking age
there is no drinking age
There is no legal drinking age
To appease those who feel liquor needs to be regulated. It was totally against the law in the U.S. for everyone for a while.
In the US the legal age is now 21 everywhere. Different states used to have different ages but not anymore. Most other countries are not as strict but I couldn't tell those drinking ages they are all different. In some Muslim countries alcohol is illegal for everyone and you could got to jail or even be lashed for drinking. If you don't live in the US you need to find out what the age is.
in 1987, the legal drinking age in Louisiana was raised from 18, to 21.