Salinas Californian: 21 Doesn’t Work

Maria de la Garma, a community columnist with the Salincas Californian, published a column called “Time Has Come For Lower Drinking Age” in this past Saturday’s edition of the paper. In her article, de la Garma concludes with a strong point about the age of majority: “full adulthood equals full rights. If the state recognizes an 18-year-old as a full adult, then he/she should be treated as such.” Check out the rest of her column and let us know what you think.

One Response to “Salinas Californian: 21 Doesn’t Work”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol education program. In addition, Maria de la Garma touches on all the correct persuasions as to why the drinking age must be lowered to 18, which would go very well with an alcohol education program. 18, 19, and 20 year olds are adults, no matter what ageists say, thus when the term “underage” drinking is used on that age group, the result is nonsense. It’s obvious that the ageist drinking age encourages alcohol abuse among those aged 18-20.