This week’s announcement by some 100 college presidents floating the proposal to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18 is nothing short of irresponsibility and foolishness.
It’s also a selfish copout that would have horrific implications in our state and throughout the country.
As an Oregon non-profit dedicated to the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse, we agree with Mark Rosenker, the acting chief of the National Transportation Safety Board, who called the idea “a national tragedy to turn back the clock and jeopardize the lives of more teens.”
In the early 70’s, a number of states l
George Hacker, Director of Alcohol Policies at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) blasted the NCAA for keeping beer ads. "The NCAA continues to put profit over principle by continuing to embrace advertising for beer - the number-one cause of alcohol problems - during its popular sports telecasts.