Obama tells vets no lower drinking age -- Page 1 -- Times Union - Albany NY
I sympathize with the military because I too am a veteran. I firmly believe that if you are old enough to defend and die for our country then you should be able to have a beer. Instead of lowering the drinking age to 18 for all citizens, how about just allowing those who serve our country (military, police, and firefighters) and have ID that shows they serve, let them have a drink. If you put your life on the line everyday to protect others, this country should not deny them a drink at 18. Granted everyone has to and should drink responsibly, but why should someone who is old enough to die in battle, fire, or patrolling the streets be denied a drink. When elected, I would propose a bill that would allow those serving our country in uniform the ability to have a drink with the proper ID at 18. It may sound discriminatory, but if you put your life on the line you should be able to drink (responsibly).