Friday, October 03, 2008

Kirstin Candy 'Another Sweet Mess' Advance CD

A couple of weeks ago, one hundred high-up college dudes banded together trying to lower the drinking age. They say in order to control all the binge drinking on campus that can lead to alcohol poisoning… The drinking age should be lowered to 18. If alcohol is readily available then it’s not so enticing.

I can see both sides of this argument.

Pro-lower: You’re held legally responsible for any contracts verbal or written. You’re tried as an adult. You can join the military service and lose your life. Basically, the law sees you as a full-on adult. Anything you want to do without breaking laws or harming others… Do it. You’re an adult now. But you can’t purchase, possess, or consume alcohol.

Here’s my Pro-21 argument: I don’t think today’s kids can handle booze. Most of the 18 year olds that I meet these days aren’t exactly the poster young adults for maturity. They’re the time-out generation where the consequences are merely a few minutes of quiet reflection until released. No lessons learned from such soft tactics. And in a lot of cases, parents often blame video games and television for the actions of their children. No one wants to take responsibility because it must be someone else’s fault.

I used to be all for lowering the legal drinking age and over time, I have changed my stance. I now think that it’s a bad idea.

The only folks that I would allow drinking at 18 are those serving the in the military.

You got a military ID? Belly up to the bar, ladies and gentlemen.

Here’s another reason against lowering the legal drinking age… The latest PSA directed at young voters. Take a moment to look at it.

Do you see what’s going on with this PSA?

They’re using reverse psychology on young adults. The same kind of tactics that parents and grandparents employ on toddlers.

“Fine. Don’t eat your carrots… No. Don’t eat those carrots… Don’t you eat those carrots…”

You get the point.


  1. Anonymous10:26 AM

    Interesting. Great Blog Eugene!

  2. Anonymous12:59 PM

    Drunken shenanigans are funny. Drunk driving, not so much.

    Chris Rock said it best in his rant about being in the military at 18, allowed to kill for your country, but not allowed to have a drink. It's kinda nuts.

    Also, reverse psychology only works when pain is the immediate result of ones' actions. IE, touching the hot stove, or running out into traffic.