Closing Arguments: Time to Change the Drinking Age?

By Kinga Janik

Aug 19, 2008 10:54pm

Our Closing Argument tonight:  Is it time to re-think the drinking age?

College presidents from more than 100 schools across the nation, including Duke, Dartmouth, Morehouse, and Texas A&M, are calling on lawmakers to consider changing the drinking age from 21 to 18.

They argue that the current law encourages "a culture of dangerous, clandestine, binge drinking — often conducted off-campus."  But opponents argue that lowering the drinking age would lead to more drunk driving and fatal accidents.

What do you think?  Should they lower the drinking age?

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