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Cool USA Drinking Age Reduced to 18 Years old starting June 2015? - January 15, 2015, 04:56 PM

Is this real or bullshit?



Obama Signs Law To Lower Legal Drinking Age To 18, Effective 6/4/2015.




Obama Signs Law To Lower Legal Drinking Age To 18, Effective 6/4/2015.
The 1984 National Minimum Drinking Age Act [23 U.S.C 158] which required that States prohibit persons under 21 years of age from purchasing alcohol, as a condition of receiving State highway funds, is being amended.
Advocacy groups have been fighting against this law for nearly 30 years now, claiming it is a gross violation of civil liberties and must be repealed. They claimed the law is absurd and unjust that young Americans can vote, marry, enter into contracts and serve in the military at 18, but cannot buy an alcoholic beverage.
Now, advocacy groups such as the National Youth’s Right’s Association, are claiming victory over this amended law which will be in effect on June 4, 2015.

Brown University anthropology professor, Dwight B. Heath, says he favors a lower drinking age. He is not advocating kids getting drunk, instead he favors a cultural model which is common in countries like France and Italy where parents serve small amounts of wine to their children at family meals.
By doing this, he says, parents educate their kids about alcohol and rob drinking of its taboo allure, which can make rebellious teenagers sneak off to basements and backwards to binge drink far from adult supervision.
“In general, the younger people start to drink the safer they are,” said Heath. “Alcohol has no mystique. It’s no big deal. By contrast, where it’s banned until age 21, there’s something of the ‘forbidden fruit’ syndrome.”
With this new law, the federal government could save as much as $9.6 billion annually by not having to enforce current prohibitions against underage drinking. While another $2.4 billion would come in from taxes on the additional purchases by adults between the ages of 18 – 21. Economists say this is a good move for decreasing our fast-growing national deficit.


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Totally false as the minimum drinking age is a state law, and most states still permit "underage" consumption of alcohol in some circumstances. In some states, no restriction on private consumption is made, while in others, consumption is only allowed in specific locations, in the presence of consenting and supervising family members as in the states of California, Colorado, Maryland, Montana, New York, Texas, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Shit in Wisconsin you can legally drink under the supervision of your spouse and/or teacher, and Puerto Rico would receive more federal highway money if they would raise their drinking age to 21, but refuse to do so. The minimum drinking age act did not make it illegal for states to keep the drinking age under 21, but punished states by reducing annual federal highway apportionment if they kept the drinking age under 21.

Because of the 26th Amendment US citizens are grown ass adults at the age of 18, which is why congress can't infringe on their rights. If there was an actual drinking age law then voting, going into the service, and jail time would also need to be adjusted.


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Totally false as the minimum drinking age is a state law, and most states still permit "underage" consumption of alcohol in some circumstances. In some states, no restriction on private consumption is made, while in others, consumption is only allowed in specific locations, in the presence of consenting and supervising family members as in the states of California, Colorado, Maryland, Montana, New York, Texas, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Shit in Wisconsin you can legally drink under the supervision of your spouse and/or teacher, and Puerto Rico would receive more federal highway money if they would raise their drinking age to 21, but refuse to do so. The minimum drinking age act did not make it illegal for states to keep the drinking age under 21, but punished states by reducing annual federal highway apportionment if they kept the drinking age under 21.

Because of the 26th Amendment US citizens are grown ass adults at the age of 18, which is why congress can't infringe on their rights. If there was an actual drinking age law then voting, going into the service, and jail time would also need to be adjusted.
damn, mike knows all about the the rules. he must be 19 or something!
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damn, mike knows all about the the rules. he must be 19 or something!
Na, Law classes, as for the technical info I had to look it up. I could of sworn there was a state down south that was still 18.


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