Argument: 18 drinking age would help fight fake IDs and terrorism

Issue Report: Lowering US drinking age from 21 to 18


Cynthia Martens. “Lower drinking age could aid terror war”. The Badger Herald, The University of Wisconsin-Madison. 29 Mar. 2005 – “The most practical way to help officials crack down on terrorists trying to board planes with fake IDs is to eliminate student demand. Any other approach, like it or not, pits government officials against very strong market forces. If students could drink and go to bars at 18, you’d better believe the fake ID business would take a dive…If it will screw the fake ID industry and help fight terrorism, why not make drinking legal at 18?”