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Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered?

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The presidents of Occidental, Pomona and Whittier colleges were among the California representatives who signed a petition that called for "an informed and dispassionate public debate over the effects of the 21-year-old drinking age," according to the LA Times. Around 100 schools around the country signed the document.

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The force behind the petition poses the age-old debate that if 18-year-olds can be on a jury or go to war, they should, at the very least, get a license to drink.

Of course, there's opposition. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is, needless to say, mad. In a CBS News TV report last night, they said the organization was urging members to think twice before sending their children to those campuses where student's might be more in danger with those liberal-thinking presidents. Sheesh.

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