Did 100 university leaders really say they wanted to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18? I wonder what that is all about? Usually, anytime someone wants to change something it is due to the fact that there is a profit to be made.
My guess is that these universities, by being able to sell alcohol to their students at sporting events, for instance, stand to make a handsome profit in an area that they are currently being shut out. It would seem, apparently, the ridiculous money they already make from gouging students is just not quite enough to make ends meet. For extra cash, they can also start selling drinking paraphernalia alongside the booze in the campus bookstore. Does anyone honestly believe they are doing it for the good of the kids? Please.
Next will be the high schools saying that, “since many of our students are over 18, we should provide PBR and Coors Lite in our vending machines.” Since grade school kids can’t get booze, maybe the school could give them a discount on glue sticks. After all, a buzz is a buzz. Is there anything we won’t do as a society to make a buck?
Ignoring the money for a moment, the hypocricy of “adults” waving their collective fingers at the young folks for drinking beer or smoking a joint and the horrible ramifications of doing so, is ridiculous. How can that argument even be made with a straight face as you are loading up on Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, caffeine, nicotine and any other legal mood altering drug? Pot…meet kettle.
I would offer an opinion on 18 vs. 21 but I am too drunk. Plus, my Paxil is giving me a headache so I will need some Oxycodone to smooth out.