He had that rather wild, strained, seared marking about the eyes, which may be observed in all free livers of his class, from the portrait of Jeffries downward, and which can be traced, under various disguises of Art, through the portraits of every Drinking Age
In July, a group of college presidents announced that they wanted to start a national conversation on the drinking age
. Their "Amethyst Initiative" suggests that we lower it to 18.
The college presidents said they wanted a national debate on the 21-year-old drinking age
. They got it.
A recent letter mailed to all college presidents suggests that one solution to this problem is to lower the drinking age
Currently, the country's drinking age
varies depending on the type of alcohol involved and the place of sale.
The argument goes like this: Our current drinking age
forces young people to drink in private, so binge drinking of serious alcohol is on the rise and can be deadly.
There are a number of proposals which could address this - for example, raising the drinking age
to 21, policing pubs and bars more closely and dealing more firmly with drunk and disorderly behaviour.
Now there is talk of lowering the legal drinking age
to 16 in pubs, in order to curb teenage drinking on the streets.
A LEADING medical expert says the legal drinking age
should be lowered to 16 to tackle problems caused by binge drinking.
A learned expert now wants the legal drinking age
lowered to 16.
A TOP medical officer has called for the drinking age
to be lowered to 16 so teenagers could drink in pubs instead of in parks and on street corners.
The way former Middlebury College President John McCardell sees it, maintaining this country's legal drinking age
at 21 leaves parents, and college presidents, with a similar dilemma and two unacceptable choices.