Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Amethyst Initiative

No its not some top secret cloak and dagger mission. Instead its a group of 100 college presidents that are concerned about the abundance of underage binge drinking that occurs when a student gets to University. Their goal simply is to start a debate on whether legal drinking age should be lowered from age 21 to 18. I've stated my opinion before and it hasn't changed. I think we should seriously consider lowering the age of drinking. I truly believe that it will help decrease the binge drinking in this country that occurs when a kid leaves their parents home and for the first time is introduced to alcohol. However the goal here is to start a debate to get people to open up to new ideas. So with that I'll give you some information so that you the reader can make up your own mind.
- A good post by Rick Lyke which also lists the colleges involved.
- Choose Responsibly, and organization that's purpose is to start the debate we are having now.
- Amethyst Initiative.

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