Argument: Lowering drinking age will undermine parental oversight

Issue Report: Lowering US drinking age from 21 to 18


Robert Voas. “There’s no benefit to lowering the drinking age”. Christian Science Monitor. January 12, 2006 – “If bars and liquor stores can freely provide alcohol to teenagers, parents will be out of the loop when it comes to their children’s decisions about drinking. Age 21 laws are designed to keep such decisions within the family where they belong. Our society, particularly our children and grandchildren, will be immeasurably better off if we not only leave the minimum drinking age law as it is, but enforce it better, too.”