WISCONSIN ATTORNEY GENERAL FAVORS LOWER DRINKING AGE

Wisconsin Attorney General Jim Doyle advocates lowering the drinking age uniformly across the nation to 19. He says that the idea that we can somehow keep those between 19 and 21 from drinking is false. "We should recognize it's a myth. We ought to put it up front, and be morally responsible about it." The father of two sons, the Attorney General said he would rather have them drinking in a legal and socially-controlled setting instead of in an unsupervised situation where 200 young people "will crowd into a basement of a house, turn off all the lights and drink themselves sick."


Reference:

  • Reber, C. Wisconsin AG Favors 19 Year-Old Drinking Age. Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa), March 6, 2001

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