Roanoke Times Editorial: Prohibition Isn’t Working

Following up on some earlier articles on the drinking age debate this week, the Roanoke Times editorial board weighed in with its opinion in Wednesday’s paper. The editors were blunt in saying that this debate is needed: “prohibition isn’t working.” In order to combat binge drinking successfully, they believe “society needs to take a sober look at the problem and be open to ways to minimize the abuse, even if that means lowering the drinking age.” Check out the rest of the editorial and let us know what you think.

One Response to “Roanoke Times Editorial: Prohibition Isn’t Working”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age needs to be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol education program. In addition, it’s obvious that prohibition isn’t working, thus lowering the drinking to 18 must be a viable option and that alcohol education must be implemented alongside. The drinking age is ageist because it disrespects the age of majority and when disrespecting the age of majority, the ageist laws will backfire. However, with an alcohol education that must be implemented with a drinking age at 18, the solutions will be great.