Lowering drinking age is a bad idea

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Finally! A college president speaks out against lowering the drinking age to 18. University of Georgia President Michael Adams knows there is a problem with the younger age, but isn't convinced this would be the best solution.

Yes, 18-year-olds can vote, serve our country and drive. But legally drinking at age 18 would more likely increase deaths on the road, cause major damage to property and change the lives of many students forever. Are college presidents really ready to go against the data compiled by groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which certainly have a vested interest in this issue?

I know from my own college experience, when the age was 18, that once you have passed the feel-good mood, you have lost all ability to be responsible, and you aren't thinking about what just one more drink will possibly lead to. Responsible with alcohol at 18? They aren't being responsible at 21 -- which I believe is what the other college presidents believe they will be giving to their 18-and-older students: legal responsibility for their drinking.

Legalizing alcohol for 18-year-olds is setting the students up for a tough road ahead in their lives as college students -- if they make it through four years of college without dying on the road. All you have to do is ask parents who know.

Karen Bach

North Augusta, S.C.

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peace4784
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peace4784 09/05/08 - 09:20 am
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Ms. Karen Bach is on the side
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Ms. Karen Bach is on the side of intelligent thinking. However, raising or lowering the age requirements are just token responses. The root cause of the high rate of alcohol abuse are very simple.. First, the government should have never legalized alcohol. That was surrendering to the enemy. Alcohol has killed and is killing a whole lot of people. The jackasses who manufacture this poison know it's killing millions of people. They are first class terrorist . They deserve the same fate as Suddam Hussien. The bible says an eye for an eye, a life for a life. These jerks are greedy for money and do not care about the human suffering that they have caused. They spend billions on advertising to psychologically manipulate the the masses to buy their poison. This is done with the blessing of the henpecked state and federal governments. The problem is not drunk driving or underage drinking, they are only symptoms. The problem is the alcohol. Osama Bin Laden, Anheuser-Busch, Coors, Heiniken. What's the difference? They are all involved in insenseless human suffering and death. The dumb down, fat and apathetic Americans need to wake up, get mad and see who are the real enemies. This is war. Innocent people are dying. General Douglas McArthur said, " In war there is no substitute for victory" In Jesus name, Amen.

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mgroothand 09/05/08 - 09:45 am
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peace4784: the number after

peace4784: the number after your name must mean 4784 BC. The infallible Jesus you mentioned changed water into wine. That's wine without the "h" after the "w".

peace4784
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peace4784 09/05/08 - 12:51 pm
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mggroothand or moron you are
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mggroothand or moron you are obviously one of those apathetic fools who are addicted to alcohol. you focused on the word jesus trying to justify why you are a mental weakling to alcohol. the beer manufacturing terrorist love you. you are like one of their alcoholic suicide bombers when you drive intoxicated. you have been reduced to a anheuser-busch beer flunky. yes i said it.

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