Wednesday, February 01, 2006

NH Drinking Age Bill Defeated

Some time ago I reported that a NH legislator planned to introduce a bill that would lower the drinking age to 18 for members of the armed forces. Well, it seems that the bill has been rather roundly defeated in committee. Oddly enough, the bill was sponsored by the same Representative who sponsored the bill that raised the drinking age to 21 in the first place.

In light of the CDC’s 2003 survey that reported nearly 45% of all high-schoolers had drunk alcohol at least once in the previous 30 days, perhaps something needs to change. We ought to demystify alcohol by educating young people and cultivating a culture of responsibility.

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