Argument: Banning 18-year-olds from drinking is age discrimination

Issue Report: Lowering US drinking age from 21 to 18


National Youth Rights Association. FAQ – The National Youth Rights Association does not feel this is an issue primarily about alcohol; rather it is an issue about equality, honesty, respect, discrimination and freedom. If it were shown that Americans of French descent were more likely to abuse alcohol would it be right to pass a law stopping all French-Americans from drinking? No, that would be discrimination. Americans of all ages, races, genders, and ethnicities deserve equal respect, and they deserve the right to make their own choices in life. Youth deserve nothing less. So whether it is choosing to drink a beer, choosing to stay up late, or choosing the next President, NYRA feels society must respect and honor the choices of young people in an equal, fair and honest way.