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From Saturday Night on the Ave: A Teen's Tale : Drizzunk. I found Patrick across the street from A-Pizza Mart, who had just finished his

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"Drinking Age Not Working" - No Joke!

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From Saturday Night on the Ave: A Teen's Tale: Drizzunk. I found Patrick across the street from A-Pizza Mart, who had just finished his 21st drink on his 21st birthday and promptly walked out to let fly. To his friends, me, and anyone else, "I'm going to fuck your mom in the ass! And yours twice!"

According to a Baltimore Sun report, more than 100 university presidents nationwide have signed a statement calling for a public debate on rethinking the drinking age as a part of The Amethyst Initiative. It poses the argument this way: "How many times must we relearn the lessons of prohibition?" the statement says. "Adults under 21 are deemed capable of voting, signing contracts, serving on juries and enlisting in the military, but are told they are not mature enough to have a beer."

Needless to say, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is pissed. But all I have to say is: "It's about time." The argument is simple, but effective: college-age kids are going to drink whether allowed to by law or not. And beside the inconsistent age discrimination, one of the mentioned safety concerns is prefunking, where the underage get as drunk as possible before leaving for public places where they won't be served.

These aren’t just rogue colleges either — some signers include the presidents of Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, Duke, Ohio State and Tufts. Interestingly, Presidents Loren Anderson of Pacific Lutheran University and Thomas Hochstettler of Lewis & Clark College in Portland have also signed on. As of yet, UW's Mark Emmert hasn't clamored to join. Surprise.

 
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