John McCardell on

Earlier this year, [CR] President John McCardell taped a segment on the drinking age with Paul Feine and the team at The video was published online today – watch it here and let us know what you think:

5 Responses to “John McCardell on”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with education and licensing. It’s good that John McCardell went on to speak against the ageist drinking age. It’s a fact that a young new person who gets to drive without training in a secluded area is more likely to be injured than a young driver who is trained. The age of majority is 18 and not the imposter age of majority of 21. It’s alwasys better for young women and young men who are 18-20 to drink alcohol in a bar than to drink in a secluded area.

  2. Ryan Says:

    As a college student, I believe that it would be a smart move to lower the drinking age. In doing so, it wouldn’t force those underage to drink behind closed doors in sometimes sketchy conditions. I agree that educational programs in conjunction with license limitations would be a necessity in implementing a lower drinking age, however I think it truly is the best approach.

  3. Scott Says:

    MADD, why don’t we raise the drinking age to 25, which is when the brain supposedly is fully developed?

  4. Amy Says:

    MADD, it’s true that the brain isn’t fully developed but research says that once you hit 18, alcohol won’t affect your brain anymore than if you are 30 if it is in manageable amounts, as long as it’s not binge drinking – which, ironically, is what lowering the drinking age would prevent since it would drive it above ground. Currently, when kids underage get alcohol they want to make it ‘worth it’ and they want to get trashed, while if you are going out with friends not only is it more expensive but you don’t want to make a fool of yourself in public. Also, laws prevent you from drinking excessively and the availability and presence of cops is much higher.

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