What do you think the legal minimum drinking age should be?!

Question: What do you think the legal minimum drinking age should be!?
hat do you think the legal minimum drinking age should be!?
And why do you think so!?

Just curious - how old are you, and are you male or female!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

Male, 42, And I feel the drinking age should be 18, If your old enough to vote, Serve in the military then I feel you should be able to drink alcohol!.!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Not only should there be a drinking age (I'll just arbitrarily say 18), there should be a drinking license or certification that is required to purchase or consume alcohol!. Just like being certified to drive, it would require education and the passing of a written examination!. also, just like the driver's test, there should be a drinking test, wherein the candidate is able to drink in a controlled environment, stay within their limits, and practice good habits such as rehydrating and calling a cab home if incapacitated!. If the candidate shows maturity and common sense, voila, he passes and receives his certification!.

If a person abuses alcohol in any way (distributing to a minor, public intoxication, open container), then the license can be suspended or revoked!.

Educating people about the dangers and risks of alcohol before they are allowed to consume it freely is very important, just as important as their age!.

I am 23 and I am male!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I'm a 23 year old male and I believe the minimum drinking age should be 21, unless you are in the military, then you can drink at 18 (bars only)!.

If the government does decide to lower the drinking age, I am hoping it will be 19 rather than 18!. I feel it would only promote high school seniors to buy alcohol for their underage classmates!. I was there myself not too long ago and I know how rowdy it can get!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

male, age 49
it makes all kinds of sense to set the legal drinking age at 18 for many reasons, but unfortunately, Americans are notoriously irresponsible, so changing it back to 18 (I remember when it was most everywhere) is probably not worth the lives that would be lost to kids who just can't handle it!. Sad, but true

In regards to chris l's answer I would just like to say that I think that's effin ridiculous!!! Get a license to drink!?!? Are you kidding!?! Well I would hope you are!.!. How many kids go through D!.A!.R!.E!. programs and still abuse drugs!? How many kids have "sex can wait" classes and still get pregnant while in high school!?!? How many kids take driver's education classes and still drive like s**t!?!?!? Far too many! But making people get a license to drink!?!? That's seriously delusional!. If kids want to drink, they're going to do it!. Making them take a class probably won't change their opinion on drinking!. If they are going to be a binge drinker, they probably would drink before they could "get a license" anyways, so the classes really wouldn't matter!. It would just make it harder for the people that want to drink responsibly!.
I (21 yr old female) think you should be able to legally drink when you're 18!. If you're old enough to die for your country or get sent to prison, you should probably be allowed to drink a beer!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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I think the minimum drinking age should at LEAST be 21!. our military people can drink at age 18 while on military base!. that is fine in my opinion!. as far as civilians go, 21 seems like a reasonable age to me!. I am a bartender and can't ever imagine the drinking age going down!.

I also agree with James M driving age should be 18 too!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

i'm a female, 28, my husband is 21, i don't drink, he used to!. he's in the army, but i think if you can vote at 18, and you can go to war at 18 then you should be able to drink legally!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

Where i live you can legally have sex at 16 and have baby! So i think 18 seems a good enough age to be allowed to drink!.

i think the drinking age should be 18, however i think the driving age should be raised to 18!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

i think it should not be illegal at any age cuz if its wut u have grown up with, then u wont have an urge to abuse it,,,,,look at europe, they drink at basically any age and their dwi rates are incredibly lowWww@FoodAQ@Com

I agree with the other respondents -- if you can vote and die for your country, you should be able to drink whatever you want!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

Drinking should be illegal cause it doesn't do a damn good thing for anyone!. It ruins lives and kills people!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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