Have a Drink on Us
Discussing a group of college presidents (the Amethyst Initiative) who want to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18 (“The Week,” Sept. 15), you say “there are good arguments for lowering the drinking age,” but don’t list any.
The old bromide “If you’re old enough to fight for your country, you’re old enough to drink” is inane. The service teaches you how to shoot a gun, how to respect your weapon. Who teaches 18-year-olds how to drink? How to respect liquor? So they learn the hard way — which results, too often, in death.
Joe La Zizza